Notes Anthropology 1000
Notes Anthropology 1000 ANTH 1000
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Anthropology (the study humanity past, present, and future) 1000 – WAS created in the 1970’s 3 Fundamental Questions - What are our origins (Past) - How do we explain human behavior? (Present) - How will the decisions we make today change how will live tomorrow? ( Future) Paleoanthropology – study of human origins only been able to study fossil remain, only trained in genetics (tells about who we are today). Archaeology – study of a culture that has disappeared a long time ago, the culture no long exist but they left things behind – what to know, why, and what they have in connection with us Cultural Anthropology – studying living, changing cultures, spend time living with people and talking to people, studied more traditional people - Today they studies contemporary people. American society. Look at all different types of life Culture Fascinating and Frustrating 1. Always changing 2. Complex 3. 3 invisible (so much part of our lives that it influences everything and we don’t even think about it, when we go somewhere that people don’t do the same things we consider them not normal.) Culture - a set of learned beliefs and behaviors that humans use to adapt and change their environment Learned from other people/ learn to be human Beliefs are learned, learned to adapt to the environment (outside world) unlike any other species we change our environment, we change to ensure survival and success Cooperation- work together (ways that are invisible) example driving Not natural or normal we have been taught that, ways of survival Humans are the most dominant species because of culture, stopped doing things that weren’t successful, and we improved them and learned from them. Complex web of relationship, more cooperation greater chance of survival succession – Social Networks
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