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Unformatted text preview: Four Fields of Anthropology 09/01/2008 09:06:00 Syllabus Change: Anthropology fieldwork chapter 3 & 12 Four Fields of anthropology Physical o Studying biological diversity in time and space. Evolution Human genetics Human biological plasticity Primates (non-human) Archaeological o Study of past human behaviour through the cultures material remains Linguistic o Studying language in its social and cultural context, across space and over time Cultural o Study of modern human society and culture Unity of general anthropology o Historical reasons in the US Arose out of concern and study of north American native peoples Early interest in the relationships between culture and biology Franz Boas Early attempts to support and oppose racial categories o Topical reasons All fields look at the variation of humans in time and space Culture and evolution o Fieldwork...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
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