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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology A105: lecture notes 9.3.09 Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge Anthropology- the study of human species and our immediate ancestors looks at the bigger picture by adopting holoistic perspective on human societies examines social norms and behaviors cross-culturally and diachronically and in that way helps correct the culture-bound bias serves as a kind of laboratory for other social sciences by testing their theories against the realities in the field. Anthropology subfields cultural anthropology o focuses on the study of modern human cultures o cultures=socially transmitted ideas, values, and perceptions, ie, everything that is socially learned and not acquired through biological inheritance o begins with European colonialism o some proto-anthropologists marco polo mohammad al-idrisi evliya celebi zheng he o early modern anthropologists Edward taylor James frazer o The next generation Franz boas Bronislaw Malinowski o Two components of cultural anthropology...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 105 taught by Professor Tankosic during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.
- Winter '09