Chapter 1-2 - Ant2511 Fall 2011 Preliminary Class Notes...

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Unformatted text preview: Ant2511 Fall 2011 Preliminary Class Notes Chap 01 ANTHROPOLOGY INSTRUCTOR WILL INSERT A FEW TERMS FOR PART I II. What is Anthropology? What is Anthropology Anthropology - study of humankind Subfields 1) Cultural (or social) anthropology 2) Archaeology 3) Physical (or biological) anthropology 4) Linguistics *) Applied anthropology includes all Cultural Anthropology Or social anthropology Studies all aspects of human behavior Ethnography Ethnographers describes one particular group Ethnology - compares numerous cultures 1 Applied Anthropology Subfields have practical applications Includes Cultural, Archaeology, Physical Archaeology Studies and interprets material remains Linguistic Anthropology This field studies human speech and language. Physical Anthropology The study of human biology within the framework of evolution. And the interaction between biology and culture Several subfields in Physical Anthropology Paleoanthropology Study of human evolution As evidenced by fossil record Primatology: Study of nonhuman primates Osteology: Studies skeletons Often focuses on past groups. Paleopathology 2 Subdivision of osteology Study of disease and injury of human skeletal remains Forensic anthropology Applying anthropology to legal matters...
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Chapter 1-2 - Ant2511 Fall 2011 Preliminary Class Notes...

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