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Anthro 2 Notes 19:03 Anthropology comes from two greek words: Anthropos : man or human Logos : study Anthropology is the study of humans: It is a holistic discipline o Anthropologists study everything about humans biologically, socially, and  culturally. o Anthropologists study people- all around the world, and all throughout time Of all the disciplines that study humans- Anthropology is by far the broadest in  scope Cultural Anthropology:  What is Culture o More than just art or music o All the stuff we have; the way we behave; and most importantly,  the way  we think o Culture is the lens thru which we interpret everything In Class:   we will look at family, power, politics, gender, race, class, religion, and  economics We will see how different cultures define the categories differently and give  different meanings to them. We will examine how these aspects of society are interconnected Anthropology can be applied to address real contemporary problems, conflicts,  processes and events.
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Fieldwork (labor in field):  is the cultural anthropologist’s rite of passage; his was  at San Pablo
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Anthro. Notes 19:03 Syllabus quiz by 11:55 p.m. Friday Emic- an approach to the study or description of a particular language or culture  in terms of its internal elements and their functioning rather than in terms of any  existing external scheme.   Four fields of Anthropology : Physical or biological Archaeology Linguistics  Cultural  The discipline is holistic and there are strong interconnections between the fields Physical Anthropology : The study of human beings as biological organisms There are two main divisions in physical anthropology o Paleoanthropology - the study of ancient humans and human evolution  thru: fossil remains, primatology o Human Variation - the study of biological variation in contemporary  humans; forensics, race Archaeology : Archaeologists study cultures of the past thru the excavation and analysis of  the material culture they have left behind To reconstruct the cultures of the past archaeologists rely on three kinds of  material remains: o Artifacts : objects that have been made or modified by humans o Features : non-portable elements that have been made or modified by  humans o Ecofacts : objects that were used but not modified by humans
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Anthro. Notes 19:03 Linguistics : Anthropological linguistics study spoken and written languages around the  world and thru time.
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