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Anth 1102 - Intro Anthropology
Intro Anthropology Documents

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ANTH 1102 01 08 2014 Anthropology The study of the human species and its immediate ancestors The study of human nature human society and the human past o Holistic o Comparative Anthropology Concepts 1 Culture o shared human behavior o a society s socially transmitted ideas values and perceptions makes sense of experience reflected in behavior generates behavior o Present and past Current Historical 2 Evolution o human biological change o belief that species arise from others through a long gradual process of transformation genetic change over successive generations o present and past adaption human biological change What is Anthropology Other disciplines o Not the only academic field that studies humankind Holistic perspective o All facets of shared human behavior o Trying to understand Without being culture bound For comparative purposes Anthropology and Science o Scientific Method o Hypothesis testing Anthropology and Humanism o Cultural Process o Logic of Rationality Four Fields of Anthropology Biological Anthropology o Trying to understand the biological aspect of humankind o Human variation adaption o Study of humans based on their biological traits Archaeology o Study of the cultural past Linguistic Anthropology o The focus on one cultural behavior LANGUAGE Cultural Anthropology o Study of modern cultures in society shared learned behavior that exists within groups Unity of General Anthropology o Historical reasons in the U S 1900s or before Fran Boas North American native peoples Culture and Biology History of racial categories Started first department of Anthropology o Topical reasons Human variation in time and space Culture and evolution o Fieldwork Where data is collected important to every field of anthropology what defines anthropologists Applying Anthropology American Anthropological Association AAA recognizes two dimensions o Academic anthropology Grant and university research o Applied anthropology Practical application of anthropological research



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