ANTHWk1 ANTH 1102
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Date Created: 09/02/16
Introduction to Anthropology 1102 Week 1 Anth Four Sub divides Biology Anthropology Archeology Sociocultural Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology Biology Anthropology Biology Anthropologist seek to understand how humans adapt too diverse environments & how biological processes and cultural process work to shape growth, development, and health. They study: Other primates (Primatology), Fossil records (Paleoanthropology), PreHistoric people (Bioarcheology), The Biology (health, and genetics of living populations) Example in current field: Jason Michael Kailor studying comparative evolution of hair in primates. Archeology Archeologist study past people’s cultures from prehistoric to the recent past. Through the analysis of natural evidence such as; pottery, stone tool, animal bones and remains of structures. = all studied to address topics such as the formation of social groupings, ideologies, subsistence patterns and interactions with the environment. Example in current field: Dana Lepsfshy living along coast to identify hoe Natives got along in environment. (i.e. fishing for food, planting techniques, tools used for hunting and everyday life. Sociocultural Anthropology Sociocultural anthropologist exam social patterns and practices across cultures with interest in how people live in particular places and how they organize, govern and create meaning. DEFINED BY: It’s a field with emphasis on participant observation (placing yourself in research for extended periods of time) Example in current field: Amrita Parde study of surrogate commercial business in India. = having babies for pay. Linguistic Anthropology Linguistic anthropologist study ways in which language reflects and influences social life. The field: They study language training, they tape record and decode languages across contexts (social events), take transcripts of interactions (writings), and find grained analysis of communications. Example in current field: Shahim Shankar South Asian children competing to be spelling bee champions, training early from birth for college applications, and commercial fame, funds.
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