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Week 2 Notes Anthropology 1010
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allison Freeman on Monday November 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Anthropology 1010 at Clemson University taught by John Coggeshall in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Intro to Cultural Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at Clemson University.
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Anthropology 210 8242015 Anthropologists divide themselves into sub elds or specializations 1 Biological anthropology looks at human beings as biological organisms a b c d How similar or how different are we to our closest living relatives How did we become human in the rst place Some are interested in present day human beings and the different genetic variations How do these genetic variations affect human health Biological anthropology relies on genetics zoology psychology medical professions and law 2 Archeology archeologists are interested in humans of the past a b no They have to gure out the behavior of people who leave things behind They are interested in human beings they choose to study human beings that are no longer behind and the evidence of those humans is the stuff they have left behind Archeologists study deep in time and in current time How did human social complexity come about in the rst place How did human beings come to live in largescale societies How and why did societies fail g The process of domestication Did humans live longer healthier lives before or after domestication Peoples who lived during historic times but left no written record lts harder to nd information about the common people Archeologists rely on geologists botanists zoologists experts in human anatomy historians and architects 3 Cultural anthropology the study of present day societies a b h How do people extract food from their environments Who decides how much stuff people should have Who regulates it and decides what s fair Interested in different family types what are the social obligations associated with family Humans and the supernatural what different societies beHevein How do we come to see cultural values Cultural anthropologists rely on sociologists psychologists historians and political scientists g Use eldwork as their primary way to collect information 4 Linguistic anthropology looks at the relationship between language and human society a DPPPquot h What is the process that allows humans to transform the sounds we are hearing into ideas How do we learn language as a young child What is the logical pattern to every language How did human language begin in the rst place What kind of communication system do our closest living relatives have How close is ape communication to human language How has language changed through time g Other ways human beings communicate besides language Universal body language Social meanings associated with language Why do social dialects have social ranking Linguistic anthropologists rely on psychologists educational experts historians and computer scientists