Chapter 3 Ethic and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology1010

Chapter 3 Ethic and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology1010

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Chapter 3: Ethic and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Ethics The Anthropologist's primary obligation is to the people, species, and material's he or she studies. Code of Ethics Informed Consent Who do the remains belong to? Who is funding the project? What are the broader implications of the project on the culture or group being studied? Methods Multidisciplinary Approaches Physical anthropologists and archaeologist pursue diverse research topics, using varied methods and often working together. Skeletal remains can complement the picture of ancient life. Remote sensing can find ancient areas where people congregated. Primatology Suggests hypotheses about behavior that humans do or do not share with
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Unformatted text preview: our nearest relatives - and also our hominid. • Anthopometry The measurement of human body parts and dimensions is done on living people and on skeletal remains at sites. • Bone Biology The study of bone genetics, cell structure, growth, development, and decay; and patterns of movement. Osteologists study skeletal variation and its biological and social causes. Paleopathology is the study of disease and injury in skeletons from archaeological sites. • Molecular Anthropology Uses genetic analysis (of DNA sequences) to asses evolutionary relationships among ancient and contemporary populations and among species. • Paleoanthropology Study early hominids through fossil remains....
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