NATS104 Week 1 Review

NATS104 Week 1 Review - Natural Sciences 104 Human...

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Natural Sciences 104: Human Variation in the Modern World Tell us what anthropology as a discipline studies and discuss the 4 fields: Scientific discipline that studies humans and non-human primates. Divided into archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. [describe each, esp. biological anthropology 1. Archaeology: the study of humans and our closest biological relatives 2. Biological anthropology: the study of biological and biocultural facets of human and their relatives 3. Cultural anthropology: the study of human culture in all of its complexity 4. Linguistic anthropology: the study of languages, its origins, construction and uses. Talk about the Biological Anthropological perspective: Focuses on the uniqueness of the human adaptation (make sure you know WHY we are unique). Fundamental theory of evolution by natural selection. Natural selection 1. process by which better fit variants in a population become overrepresented over time 2. occurs as a result of variation within a population Studies human variation by looking at human biology, morphology, genetics, behavior, and culture. (What are each of these?) Biological anthropologists study primatology, paleoanthropology, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology, growth & development, and variation & adaptation (make sure you know what each of these terms means). 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course NATS 104 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at Arizona.

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