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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Tracy Prowse
Semester
Winter

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Intro to Anthro 07/01/2013 7:47:00 PM Anthropology: the study of humankind as a whole; 4 subfields  Physical Anthropology o Research in human and modern human variation o Paleoanthropology: study of humans through fossils o Primatology: study of primates  Archaeology o Anthropology that examines the material traces on past societies – this evaluates a group’s norms, values and beliefs o Artefacts are the material products of former societies o Middens are piles of ancient trash o Historical Archaeology: investigate artefacts of societies of more recent past o Prehistoric Archaeology: artefacts of groups such as the ancient inhabitants of Europe o Ethnoarchaeology: study of material artefacts of the past along w/ observation of modern peoples who have knowledge of the use and symbolic meanings  Linguistic Anthropology o Study of language and its relationship with cul
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