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[ANTH 1003] - Final Exam Guide - Ultimate 57 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 1003
Professor
Managan
Study Guide
Final

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ANTH 1003
FINAL EXAM
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Chapter 1
What is anthropology?
comes from the Greek Anthropos (“human”) and logia (“study”)
the study of the full scope of human diversity and the application of that knowledge to
help people of different backgrounds better understand one another
Goals of anthropology
Describe, analyze and explain different societies and cultures
Shows how groups have adapted their environments and gave meaning to their lives
Comprehend the entire human experience
Anthropology’s four fields
Archaeology
Study of past cultures through their material remains
Fossils
Tools
Built structures
Waste
Historical archaeology: may use written records (working on more recent past
society)
Types of research they do
Study the history of the peopling of America. Who first settled? When and from
where did they arrive?
African burial grounds in Manhattan: what was life really like for the enslaved
and free Africans living in early New York City (1690s-1794)?
(http://www.nps.gov.afbg/index.htm)
Cultural resource management. Protection and management of archaeological,
archival, and architectural resources
Physical or biological anthropology
Study humans from a biological perspective
Paleoanthropology: biological process of human adaptation
Human variation: physiological differences among modern humans
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