Chapter 1 - ANT 2511 Summer A 08 CHAP 01 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Introduction 0 Physical anthropology the study of humankind from a

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ANT 2511 Summer A 08 CHAP 01 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Introduction 0. Physical anthropology … the study of humankind from a biological and cultural perspective 1. How evolutionary forces shaped human development Hominids 2. Humans from taxonomic view are hominids” 3. Taxonomic family Hominidae. 4. Distinguished by “Bipedalism” ( critical feature) Footprints Over Time 5. At Laetoli there are fossil footprints from a bipedal hominid dating 3.7 million years ago 6. A small brained “Australopithecus” without tools 7. On the moon first human footprints date to less than 40 years ago (1969) 8. Representing the legacy of humankind 9. (including tremendous technological advances) Laetoli and Lunar Footprints Human Adaptation 10. How did humans arrive at such accomplishments? 11. Answer lies in understanding: 12. 1) human biology 0. in an evolutionary perspective 13. 2) role of culture Homo sapiens and Evolution 14. Homo sapiens results from evolutionary forces that produced other life forms Evolution 0. Change in genetic makeup 1. Studied on two levels 0. Microevolution
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0. Genetic alterations within population 1. Macroevolution 1. Genetic change resulting in new species Biology and Culture 2. Biological anthropologist study biological systems 3. While the role of “culture” is considered Culture 15. “Strategy” - humans adapt to natural environment. 16. Includes technologies, subsistence patterns, religion,
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Chapter 1 - ANT 2511 Summer A 08 CHAP 01 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Introduction 0 Physical anthropology the study of humankind from a

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