ANTH 1006 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Linguistic Anthropology, Applied Anthropology
Course CodeANTH 1006
ProfessorKevin Mc Bride
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Anthropology Book Notes
●Anthropology: the study of humans around the world and through time
○Comparative and holistic science
●Holism: the study of the whole of the human condition
○examines all societies, ancient and modern, simple and complex, local and global.
●Culture: are traditions and customs, transmitted through learning, that form and guide the
beliefs and behavior of the people exposed to them
●Foraging: hunting and gathering of nature’s bounty
●Food production: the cultivation of plants and domestication of animals
●Biocultural: refers to using and combining both biological and cultural perspectives and
approaches to analyze and understand a particular issue or problem.
●General anthropology: refers to using and combining both biological and cultural
perspectives and approaches to analyze and understand a particular issue or problem.
●4 subfields: They are sociocultural, archaeological, biological, and linguistic
○Cultural: focuses on societies of the present and recent past. (MOST Popular)
○Archaeological: reconstructs lifeways of ancient and more recent societies
through analysis of material remains.
○Biological: human biological variation through time and across geographic space.
○Linguistic: examines language in its social and cultural contexts.
○the study of human society and culture, is the subfield that describes, analyzes,
interprets, and explains social and cultural similarities and differences.
○Ethnography: provides an account of a particular group, community, society, or
○Ethnology: examines, interprets, and analyzes the results of ethnography—the
data gathered in different societies.
●Anthropological archaeology: reconstructs, describes, and interprets human behavior and
cultural patterns through material remains.
●Applied anthropology: the application of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and
methods to identify, assess, and solve contemporary social problems
●Cultural resource management: involves not only preserving sites but also allowing their
destruction if they are not significant.
part of the term refers to the evaluation and decision-making
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