weekly 1 - Anthropology weekly (Ch 1 and 2) I. In the...

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Anthropology weekly (Ch 1 and 2) I. In the Beginning a) primordium: the very beginning II. Pseudoarchaeology a) a non-testable theory III. Prehistory, Archaeology, and World Prehistory a) prehistory is 2.5 million years before written documents and archives b) history = documents and written history c) archaeology 1. broad range of scientific methods/techniques for studying past d) World Prehistory 1. first human occupation of Europe 500,000 years ago IV. Culture a) describes the distinctive adaptive system used by human beings b) cultural system 1. tools, burial customs, ways of getting food, religious beliefs, social organization, etc. V. Tools of Archaeology a) ethnographic analogy 1. comparison of artifacts and culture of society today vs. past society a) ethnoarchaeology 1. study of living societies VI. Mechanisms of Culture Change a) Inevitable variation 1. Changes from generation to generation b) Invention 1. creation or evolution of a new idea c) Diffusion 1. the spread of ideas over a long or short distance
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ANTH 151 taught by Professor Sheppard during the Fall '07 term at Hawaii.

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