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Biological Anthropology and Evolution Chapter 1 Pg 329AnthropologyThe science of human cultural and biological variation and evolution CultureBehavior that is shared learned and socially transmitted Biocultural ApproachAn approach to study humans in terms of the interaction between biology and culture in evolutionary adaptation Comparative ApproachAn approach of comparing human populations to determine common and unique behaviors or biological traits What is one of the unique strength of anthropology as a scienceIt is holistic integrating all aspects of existence in understanding human variation and evolution VariationThe difference that exist among individuals or populations EvolutionThe change in living organisms over time AdaptationThe process of successful interactions between population and environment Two rules for adaptation i Adaptation are often specific to a particular environment what is adaptive in one environment may not be in another ii Not all aspects of behavior are adaptive 1
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