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Unit 2 Materials

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Unit 2 Materials ANTH 1000

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Notes that follow the powerpoint on Unit 2.
Introduction to Anthropology
Joanne Phipps
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Camila Correia on Thursday February 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 1000 at East Carolina University taught by Joanne Phipps in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at East Carolina University.

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Date Created: 02/04/16
Doing Anthropology Monday, January 18, 2016 4:09 PM (Methods and Ethics) Sites: preserved locations of human activity Artifacts, features, fossils Creation of sites: -pompeii effect -gradual deposition of sediments Stratified Sites -allow for RELATIVE datingof layers and artifacts -Taphonomy: the study of site destruction/alteration -Bioturbation Excavation Two main goals: -recover significant sample of evidence -Precisely record vertical and horizontal position of artifacts -CONTEXT -Leave part of sitei ntact Analyzing the Evidence -Conservation of artifacts and fossils -reconstruction -examination (formal analysis and metric analysis) Cultural Anthrpology -Ethnography(first hand, in depth study of a single society or community) -Participant Observation (the "doing" of ethnography) -Informants (key cultural consultants) Insider vs. Outsider -Naïve Realism (subconsious perception that our cultureis the way all things are) -Ethnocentrism(when we judge another culture based on our own) -Cultural Relativism (when a cultural practice is considered in the context of the -Informants (key cultural consultants) Insider vs. Outsider -Naïve Realism (subconsious perception that our cultureis the way all things are) -Ethnocentrism(when we judge another culture based on our own) -Cultural Relativism (when a cultural practice is considered in the context of the society being studied) -Emic(insider's perspective) -Etic(outsider's perspective) Cultural Patterns -Cultural constraints(norms of behavior) -direct (easy to observe; when you're told "do this, don’t do that"; told how you're supposed to act) vs indirect -Cultural Ideas (ex: Racial/Gender equality) Ethical Obligations -the people we study -the scientific community -the human species and our ecosystems


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