02-28-08 - Anthropology 02-28-08 Modern Human Diversity,...

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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology 02-28-08 Modern Human Diversity, Race, and Racism Definition of Race- discrete biological classification- concentrates on a few characteristics- ** a group that is assumed to be biologically distinct from other such groups o Like breeds Scientists- Herodotus o 5 th C. BC o Environmental and culture cause variation Experimented with Egyptian vs. Persian skull thickness- Aristotle o 4 th C. BC o Human variation from environment Said that sub-Saharan Africans have curly hair because of dry environment, and Scythians have straight hair because of humid environment- Carl Linnaeus o Essentialism Fixity of species o Typology o Different subspecies designation for humans o Examples Homo sapien europaeus Homo sapien asiatiaus Homo sapiens afer Homo sapiens americaneus- Charles Darwin o Variation of normal and necessary- Francis Galton o 1822-1911 o “Eugenics”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ANTH 201 taught by Professor Brophy during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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02-28-08 - Anthropology 02-28-08 Modern Human Diversity,...

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