AN101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Biological Anthropology, Dowry, Sociolinguistics

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6 Apr 2016

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Anthropology: the study of humankind in all times and places. Biological anthropology: the systematic study of humans as biological organisms. Archaeology: the study of material remains, usually from the past, to describe and explain human behaviour. Sociocultural anthropology: the study of human behaviour: ethnography: description of a culture, ethnology: comparative study of culture, ethnohistory: concerned with the history of peoples and cultures, holistic perspective: view of culture and the relationship between its parts. Applied anthropology: the use of anthropological techniques in nonacademic settings: i. e. Forensic anthropology: the identification of human skeletal remains for legal purposes. Anthropologists have obligations to those studied, those funding their research, students and public bodies, and those in the profession. Characteristics of culture: shared, society: a group of people who have a common homeland, are interdependent, and share a common culture, social structure: relationships between groups within a society that hold it together, cultural variation: