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ANTH 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Biocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology

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Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 101
Professor
tomazak
Chapter
1

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ANTH CHAPTER 1 NOTES:
Anthropology The study of humankind in all its forms, in a cross-cultural context.
o Set apart from sociology, psychology, and history because its cross- cultural
Culture The sum of total learned traditions, values, and beliefs that groups of people
possess.
Biological Anthropology Study of humans as biological organisms, considered in an
evolutionary framework; sometimes called physical anthropology.
Adaptation a trait that increases the reproductive success of an organism, produced
by natural selection in the context of an environment.
Hominin A member of the primate family Hominidae, distinguished by bipedal posture
and in more recently evolved species, a large brain.
Biocultural Anthropology The study of the interaction between biology and culture,
which plays a role in most human traits.
SUB FIELDS OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Cultural Anthropology study of human societies in a cross-cultural perspective. *Way
people live their lives daily is at the heart of this study*
o Ethnology subfield of cultural anthropology, study of human societies, practice
of it is called ethnography literally the desriing of ulture
Linguistic Anthropology the study of the form, function, and social context of
language.
Archaeology the study of how people used to live, based on the materials, or artifacts
they left behind.
o Material culture artifacts, art, implements, and other objects
Paleoanthropology The study of the fossil record of ancestral humans and their
primate kin.
o Famous Paleoanthro Jane Moore
o Lucy a partial hominin skeleton
Osteology -the study of the skeleton
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