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Introduction to Biological Anthropology

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Lecture notes from the first lecture for Biological Anthropology. Includes information about the teacher, the course, and gives an introduction to Biological Anthropology as well as Anthropology as a whole.


Lecture number:
1
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Anthro 2050 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology With Laboratory
Edition:
1
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Anthro 2050 1st Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Last Lecture I No class the first week of school Outline of Current Lecture II About the Professor III Syllabus Information IV Introduction to Anthropology Current Lecture About the Professor Dr Libby Cowgill Paleoanthropologist graduated with her Ph D in 2008 She researches Neanderthals and early humans Her office is at 213C Swallow Hall and office hours are made by appointment Syllabus and Class Information The lecture and the lab are not connected and will not always evenly overlap Students taking the lab should not ask the professor about lab information as she is not involved with the lab section There will be three exams based on the lectures There will be an in class review discussion during the class before the exam While attendance will not be taken attending classes is highly recommended as there are several studies which show the correlation between attending class and getting a good grade There will be no questions asked directly from the text book but it is recommended to read the text book for additional information on lecture topics Introduction to Anthropology Anthropology The study of humans and our primate relatives and ancestors There are four major divisions of Anthropology Biological Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology and Archaeology These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Biological Anthropology Studies the physical developments of the human species Where humans came from who our ancestors were why we look different why we act differently or similarly For example learning about characteristics of a person from their corps in forensic investigations Cultural Anthropology The study of humans and culture Understanding humans by studying cultural and social norms religions rituals kinship music art food and every cultural aspect Cultural Anthropology can study either a



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