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Anthropology 1020E- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 57 pages long!)


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 1020E
Professor
Karenolson
Study Guide
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Anthropology 1020E
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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September 12, 2017
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Questions based on the Lecture
1. What is anthropology and what are its four main subfields?
Broadly, what does each of the four subfields study? What
shared approach underlies all four subfields?
2. Describe projects in biological anthropology and archaeology that
work towards social justice and/or apply past approaches in the
present and explain how they do so.
Lavenda & Schultz, Chapter 1
1. What cultural practice did the anthropologists embrace in the
anecdote at the beginning of the chapter? Why was it important
to do so? What were the consequences? (pp. 4-5)
2. Why is anthropology considered a holistic discipline? (pp. 5)
3. Why is it important to bring together evidence from the widest
range of possibilities to interpret a particular human behavior
(e.g., eating habits)? (pp. 5)
4. What is ulture? Eplai the phrase: Hua iolog akes
culture possible, while culture makes human biological survival
possile. (pp. 6-7)
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5. Explain how the beginnings of biological/physical anthropology
are rooted in a racist belief system. How has current work in
biological anthropology shifted away from racist perspectives? (p.
8-10)
6. What is applied anthropology? (pp. 15-16)
7. What role do medical anthropologists play in social justice
concerns? (pp. 16-17)
Muckle, Chapter 1
1. What kinds of questions do archaeologists ask, and what
evidence do they draw upon to answer them? Why is
arhaeologial evidee ofte osidered ioplete? (see
Muckle pp. 2-5)
2. How do changing interpretations of the sites of Serpent Mound
in Mississippi and Great Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe reflect the social
context and political nature of archaeological interpretation? (see
Muckle pp. 9-11)
3. In what ways is archaeology largely misrepresented in popular
culture? (Muckle p. 14-17)
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