New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Anthropology Study Guide 1

by: Annika Coley

Anthropology Study Guide 1 ANTH 1100 350

Annika Coley
University of Memphis
GPA 3.99

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

this study guide cover the essay questions on the exam
Biol Anth & Prehistory
Dr. Barton
Study Guide
50 ?




Popular in Biol Anth & Prehistory

Popular in anthropology, evolution, sphr

This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Annika Coley on Friday February 12, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to ANTH 1100 350 at University of Memphis taught by Dr. Barton in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 85 views. For similar materials see Biol Anth & Prehistory in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Memphis.

Similar to ANTH 1100 350 at University of Memphis


Reviews for Anthropology Study Guide 1


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 02/12/16
Anthropology Exam 1 Study Guide Choose 3 of the four questions: 1. What are the four fields of anthropology (2)? Describe each field (2). How does anthropology differ from the other disciplines that study humans (1)? The four branches of anthropology are Biological – study of humans from a biological perspective Linguistic – study of the relationship between language and social relations Cultural – the study of beliefs, practices, and social networks of people Archaeology – study of people from the past by analyzing the material culture they leave behind Anthropology differs from other disciplines of studying humans because anthropology focuses on holism and studying individuals to understand society as a whole. 2. In which animals did Darwin most famously note physical variations (1)? Why was this theory so revolutionary (1)? What are three of the keys of natural selection (3)? Darwin used finches. This theory was evolutionary because it challenged the Bible’s interpretations that species were fixed. Three keys of natural selection are - Species can reproduce faster than the food supply increases - There is biological variation within a species - There is competition within a species due to food supply or other phenomenon 3. What is a Theory (1)? What is the theory of catastrophism (1)? What is the theory of uniformitarianism (1)? Discuss the ways that these theories, and evolution, challenged the belief systems of people in the past and present (2)? A theory is a well substantiated explanation of natural phenomenon supported by evidence and testing. The theory of catastrophism is that sudden dramatic events such as volcano eruptions and earthquakes shape Earth’s surface. The theory of uniformitarianism is that long processes such as plate tectonic movement shapes Earth’s surface. These theories and evolution offered an explanation about Earth and modern species that differed with the commonly believed ideas of the day and are still sources of research and debate. 4. Define and discuss mitosis and meiosis (2). What are gametes (1)? What is a heterozygote and a homozygote (2)? Mitosis is simple cell division in which a cell divides to produce two identical cells. Meiosis is cell division for reproductive cells where four daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes are produced. Gametes are sex cells that only half of the normal amount of chromosomes that can join with another sex cell to form a zygote or fertilized egg. A heterozygote has both a dominant and recessive allele and shows the dominant trait. A homozygote has both recessive allele and shows the recessive trait.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

50 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Amaris Trozzo George Washington University

"I made $350 in just two days after posting my first study guide."

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.