Anthropology In-Class Review
Anthropology In-Class Review ANTH 1102
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carina Sauter on Saturday April 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 1102 at University of Georgia taught by Dr. Birch in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Georgia.
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• Course aims: o Gain the ability to think holistically, comparatively, and critically about humans and their evolutionary relatives o Discover how culture shapes the ways in which we see the world o Understand the basics of how human beings evolved o Explore the ways human populations have become culturally, behaviorally, and biologically different • Culture and Anthropology o What is anthropology? o Sub-disciplines of anthropology o What is “culture” and how does it help us make sense of the world around us? o Key thinkers and questions that shaped the development of the discipline o Benefits of an “anthropological perspective” • Evolution o Basic evolutionary theory and biology o 60 million years of primate evolution § how changes in global climate shaped life in the trees o Living primates and why we study them • Culture and Evolution o Human evolution § Origins of bipedalism § A. ramidus, australopithcines, H/ habilis, H. erectus, H. neanderthalensis etc. § Emergence of anatomically modern humans and behavioral modernity • Archaeology and the Human Past o Developments in stone tool technology o Behavioral modernity o Art and symbolic expression o The Neolithic Revolution § Domestication of plants and animals o Eastern North America Archaeology o The origins of cities and states o Monumentality – pre-written records o Cultural resource management and heritage • Cultural Anthropology and Social Organization o Ethnographic methods o Language and communication o The social construction of race and ethnicity o Economic and political organization o Sex and Gender o Family and Kinship o Death and Burial o Religion and world views o Last 500 years: § Colonialism § Anthropology and global issues Final: 25% • 10 ID’s (10 points) - choice • 8 short-answer questions (25 points) o key themes, questions, term-matching • 2 high-stakes questions (15 points) • * Ex. If you’re given a question worth 3 points, give 3 clear examples of new information Turning points: fire, stone tools, domestication, industrial revolution, etc.