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Patel 1 Chapter 1-4 notes Chapter 1: h Subfields of anthropology- o Physical anthropology Biological evolution o Archeology Investigating human past by analyzing remains o Cultural anthropology (ethnology) Study of human societies and culture o Anthropological linguistics Studying and analyzing sound patterns and combos, words, meanings and sentence structure o Applied anthropology Many job for people with major in anthro u Cross-cultural in scope u anthropological perspective o Holistic Understand all aspects of community by understanding its relationship to each other o Comparative Look at generalizations from different cultures o Cultural relativism No culture is better or less than another u Primatology- evolution, anatomy, adaptation and social behavior of primates and taxonomy u Salvage anthropology- studying religions and artifacts u Psychic unity of humankind- have same brain- any child can learn any language u Ethnocentrism- belief that ones beliefs, morals, attitudes are better than those of another culture u Participant observation- doing fieldwork u Cultural shock- change in culture u
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Harrison during the Fall '07 term at CSU Long Beach.

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