10080_042210_68 - Types of Anthropology Cultural Archaeology

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Types of Anthropology Cultural Archaeology Biological/physical o Study variation and change in terms of the physical or biological characteristics of members of different groups Ex. Race, blood types, diseases o Medical anthropology is one of the major applied subfields of this Linguistics Applied – using anthropological methods/results/theories to address/solve problems in the contemporary world; practical/do good anthropology Medical Anthropology In general, it is concerned with how people in different cultures distinguish being healthy from being sick. o Healthy vs. ill For illnesses, how do they define the symptoms of those illnesses? o How do you know you have disease x or disease y as it is defined in that culture may be something somewhere else that we don’t recognize in U.S. as a disease (because of science) What do they see as the causes? What do they see as the proper treatments? How do we know what medications are appropriate? Our model in the U.S. is
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2010 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Dettwyler during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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10080_042210_68 - Types of Anthropology Cultural Archaeology

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