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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT203H5
Professor
Heather Miller
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 14Race as applied to humans a vague term that has multiple meanings both cultural and biological referring to group membershipused to refer to everything from skin color to nationality to religionproblem arises because the culture and biology dont always match up or overlap biological race a group of populations sharing certain biological traits that distinguish them from other groups of populations difficult to apply to humanhuman variation does exist but does not fall neatly into biologically discrete groupstaxonomic race subspecies works fine with some speciesbut not humans Biological race based on geography indentifying clusters of populations similar to each other that differ from other clusters in terms of allele frequencies and physical characteristics groups of populations who are genetically similarproblem with earlier views was the assumption that there are a fixed number of types to begin withLinnaeus organized species into 4 races Euro
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