Anthropology 1026F/G Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Dual Inheritance Theory, Interactive Evolutionary Computation, Linguistic Anthropology

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The study of humans and their closest relatives over space and time. Addresses the entire scope of the human experience past and present. Brings in multiple perspectives to study what it is to be a human . Includes: behaviour, social relationships (eg. kinship and marriage patterns), religion, ritual, technology, subsistence, economic and political patterns. Also includes biological and evolutionary dimensions of humans such as: genetics, anatomy, skeletal structure, adaptation to disease, other environmental factors, growth, nutrition and evolutionary processes. Anthropology: field that studies human culture and evolutionary aspects of human biology; includes cultural and physical anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology. Evolution: a change in the genetic structure of the population from one generation to the next. Scientific method: an approach to research where a problem is identified, a hypothesis is stated and the hypothesis is tested through the collection and analysis of data. Learned and shared through generations (not transmitted by biological or genetic means)

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