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ANTH 2010 Week One Notes

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ANTH 2010 Week One Notes ANTH 2010

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Societies around the World
Robert Bunger
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chelsea Scott on Friday September 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 2010 at East Carolina University taught by Robert Bunger in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/02/16
WEEK ONE  Anthropology o Anthropos= “human being” o Logos= “word, study, knowledge”  Subdivisions of Anthropology o Biological or physical anthropology  Origins (where humans come from), development, human biology o Archaeology  Study of the past looking at the remains of the earth and waters o Linguistics  Study of human interaction/communication. Spoken, written language, non-verbal. o Cultural/ Social Anthropology  Human learned behavior, society (group of humans living in an environment common share culture  Five Characteristics of Culture o Learned o Differentially shared o Based on symbolic communications o Integrated or systemic o Relates to environment  Five Basic Tasks of Society o Food and shelter- subsistence technology o Reproduce membership - social organization  Birth (ex. Parsees) or recruitment (ex. Shakers) o Enculturate membership-social organization o Maintain order- social organization  Informal or formal law o Define meaning of life and maintain motivation for survival- religion and ideology  Why Anthropology? o Knowledge o Regularities o Cultural relativity (tolerance and objectivity)  Opposite of this is ethnocentrism


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