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What is Anthropology? An Intro to the Course

by: Ayla Sherrill

What is Anthropology? An Intro to the Course ANT 105 - 002

Ayla Sherrill
Introduction to Anthropology
Carolyn A Robinson

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What is anthropology? These are notes from some of the first few days of the course. Covers what makes anthropology what it is.
Introduction to Anthropology
Carolyn A Robinson
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Anthropology, hutterites, holistic, cultural relativism, Ethnocentrism, ethno centrism, Culture, linguistic, Archaeology, Biological, applied, historic, empirical, biocultural approach, Fieldwork, participant observation, immersion
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ayla Sherrill on Monday November 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANT 105 - 002 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Carolyn A Robinson in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

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Date Created: 11/23/15
Anthropology 105 A Sherrill What is anthropology Studying the human condition 0 Humans are cultural and biological beings The study of humans and human evolution including culture biology linguistics etc Hutterites Small communities Communal lifestyle Hope chests Great for evolutionary studies Anthropology holistic study of human kind Anthropology Worldwide Covers all periods of time Holistic 0 Asking questions from every possible angle Cultural Relativism understanding other people s practices and beliefs for the point of view of that culture Ethno centrism belief that one39s culture is the correct one Biocultural approach interaction between biology and culture Biological Archaeology Linguistic Cultural Applied combination of these sub elds Prehistoric times before written records Historical have records Artifacts are portable while features are nonmovable Great Wall of China Culture the standard by which societies operate This is learned Participant Observation removing biases to make everyone more comfortable Qualitative and quantitative data is used Empirical based on rst hand observations Fieldwork requires Background research Hypothesis Approval money visa etc Personal requirements Immersion live with them for a long time Allows for pattern recognition Validation of observation


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