Anthropology 1026F/G Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Rhinarium, Behavioral Ecology, Homo Erectus

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Evolution - a change in genetic structure from one generation to the next. Anthropology - the study of human culture and evolutionary aspects of human biology in all times and places. Biocultural evolution - the mutual, interactive evolution of human biology and culture. Species - a group of organisms that can interbreed to produce fertile offspring. Society - a group of people who share a common culture. Enculturation - process where individuals, generally children, learn the values and beliefs of family, peer groups, and societies. Ethnographies - detailed descriptive studies of human societies (typically non-western ones) Urban anthropology - deals with issues of inner cities (ie. relationships between ethnic groups, poverty, homelessness, etc). Medical anthropology - explores the relationship between various cultural attributes and health and disease. Applied anthropology - practical applications used both within and outside the university setting. Study of human biology within the framework of evolution and with an emphasis on the interaction between biology and culture.