Lecture 1 - • Comparative cross cultural ← ←...

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Lecture 1 12/02/2008 21:43:00 Anthropology has four fields Cultural Biological Linguistic Archaeological Anthropology : The study of biological and cultural diversity of human kind, past  and present, throughout time and across space Holism : Interested in the whole of the human condition—past, present, and  future. Brings together all 4 fields Cultural forces shape human biology Because of cultural standards of beauty, men and women from different  regions can develop different bodies from sports and activities Ethnography - Cultural anthropology that provides an account of a particular  community, society, or culture. Requires field work to collect data Often descriptive Group/community specific Ethnology - Cultural anthropology that examines, interprets, analyzes, and  compares the results of ethnography Uses data collected by a series of researchers Usually synthetic
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Unformatted text preview: • Comparative/ cross cultural ← ← Archeological anthropology • This field studies the remains left by previous groups including tools, weapons, pottery, and buildings. Also they use crops and animal remains to distinguish the type of food production they used there. This data helps researchers find out trade habits and social interactions as well. ← ← Biological Anthropology – 5 special interests • Human evolution as reveled by fossil records • Human genetics • Human growth and development • The biology, evolution, behavior, and social life of monkeys, apes, and other non human primates Environmental factors also affect how humans develop as they grow Linguistic Anthropology • Studies language in its social and cultural context across space and over time. 12/02/2008 21:43:00 ← 12/02/2008 21:43:00 ←...
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