Lehman_lecture1 - Evolutionary Anthropology? Application of...

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Evolutionary Anthropology ? - Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of the morphology, ecology. . - Primatology : anatomy ~ psychology of non-human primates. Conservation efforts - Paleoanthropology : who are we & where did we come from? - Human variation : spatial and temporal variations in human features - Medical anthropology : how social, environmental, and biological factors influence health & illness of individuals at the community - Forensic anthropology : focuses only on skeletal remains of humans ** Major questions about humans & biology : how does evolution work and how does it apply to us? How do evolutionary anthropologists conduct their research? - Scientific research * - Stating the problem → gather information → form hypothesis → test hypothesis → record & analyze data → state the conclusion → repeat the work Evolutionary Biologists 1. Linnaeus ( phonetic approach) - First comprehensive system for living things – binomial nomenclature - Each plant and animal was named as a separate species
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course ANT ANT100Y1 taught by Professor Lehmn during the Spring '06 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lehman_lecture1 - Evolutionary Anthropology? Application of...

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