New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Anthropology 2 notes

by: Ana Wistos

Anthropology 2 notes ANTH 2

Ana Wistos

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Four Field Approach
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Casey Walsh
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Popular in ANTH

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Friday April 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 2 at University of California Santa Barbara taught by Casey Walsh in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Intro to Cultural Anthropology in ANTH at University of California Santa Barbara.


Reviews for Anthropology 2 notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 04/01/16
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Intro to Anthro: Fields▯ The Four Fields Four field approach▯ • carried over form the early years of the discipline▯ • help us make conclusions about “human nature”▯ • comparative method▯ • (pre) historical perspective ▯ Physical/Biological Anthropology▯ • Human biological diversity▯ - evolution of bodies- bones are evidence of change▯ - genetics- where they came from▯ - plasticity- human body can change based on its environment▯ - primatology-understand how we act by observing relatives act▯ • cultural aspects of human evolution?▯ Archeology▯ • artifacts- produced by the people of the past and understand how they behaved▯ • deposition- knowing where these pieces were put and why they were placed there▯ • stratigraphy- layers and levels in the site and can tell time, get a sense of how culture changed over time▯ preservation- what happened within that time span ▯ • • Materiality of Archeology▯ - environment/ economy- can reach conclusions of what the economy and environment was like▯ - long-term social change- can observe how change happens in the environment ▯ - social relations? ideas?▯ Linguistics▯ • descriptive linguistics▯ - describing and writing spoken languages ▯ • historical linguistics▯ - ancient languages▯ - variation through time▯ • sociolinguistics▯ - relationships between social and linguistic variation▯ Social/Cultural Anthropology▯ • ethnography▯ - fieldwork in a particular culture▯ - descriptive, specific▯ • ethnology▯ - cross cultural comparison▯ - synthetic, based on already collected data ▯ Holism and the four fields▯ • examples of questions that involve biology, culture, and society ▯ - what biological changes enables language?▯ 1 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - what social effects did language have?▯ - how do ideas about gender shape bodies?▯ - how do people adapt?▯ Adaptation: Culture and Biology▯ • Adaptation to high altitude▯ - cultural: oxygen bottles▯ - physical(genetic): larger chests▯ - physical(long term): more efficient respiratory system▯ - physical (short term): increased heart rate and breathing 2


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.