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ANTHROPOLOGY 1101

ANTHROPOLOGY 1101 - Term Definition Biological anthropology...

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Term: Biological anthropology Definition: The study of the biological origins, evolution, and contemporary diversity of humans and their primate relatives Term: Variation Definition: Observable differences within a class of objects, the source of which may be genetic or environmental or both in interaction Term: Multidisciplinary Definition: An investigative approach that brings the expertise of a number of disciplines to bear on a particular question within an existing field of study Term: Interdisciplinary Definition: An investigative approach bringing diverse fields together to create a new arena of study Term: Anthropology Definition: The global and comparative study of humankind, past and present
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Term: Holistic Definition: The integrated study of all aspects of human life, bio- logical, cultural, historical, psychological, etc., in order to develop a comprehensive view of the whole of the human condition Term: Pandemic Definition: A disease affecting populations across a large area, typically used in reference to a global occurrence Term: Prevalence Definition: The proportion of a population exhibiting a particular feature at any one point? in time. Term: Cultural anthropology Definition: The study of the structure and function of human societies, usually from a cross-cultural perspective Term: Ethnography Definition: The comparative study of cultures
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Term: Archaeology Definition: The systematic study of past human lifeways through an analysis of human inter- actions with and modifications of the environment, including the origin and development of technology Term: Anthropological linguistics?
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