Anthropology 1025F/G Chapter Notes - Chapter 1-9: Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology

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Sociocultural anthropology a comparative approach to the study of societies and cultures that focuses on differences and similarities in the ways that societies are structured and cultural meanings are created. Anthropology comes from greek (cid:449)ords a(cid:374)thropos (cid:373)ea(cid:374)i(cid:374)g (cid:862)hu(cid:373)a(cid:374) (cid:271)ei(cid:374)gs(cid:863) and logia meaning the study of. 4 fields of anthropology: biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology. Biological anthropology a sub discipline of anthropology that focuses upon the study of the evolution, function and health of the human body and our closet primate ancestors across time and space. Hominids are bipedal primates that first evolved in africa. Forensic anthropology newest branch of biological anthropology which is the study of human remains for identification and the cause of death. Archeology the branch of anthropology that studies human history and its artifacts. Archaeologists typically look at the material remains of human groups in order to learn how people lived. Linguistic anthropology a study of the relationship between language and culture.

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