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17:10 Biology and Culture Body Characteristic Skin Color Hair Color and texture Limbs Faces and bodies 20 th  century Anthropology and Race People divide social world Physical and geographic differences Prejudices vs. reality Race is a social construct Ex. White vs. Black Background of “ Race” Latin: “Ratio” Species or “ kind of thing” 16 th  century used in English Common Origins Shared characteristics Now: Classification Human Race  Race Extremely important Physical differences
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Ancient and unchanging Easily distinguishable  Polygenesis: Human races evolved separately from one another Actually different species Linnaeus: mixed cultural and physical traits Continued to mid 20 th  century  Biological Races Part of world Nuer from Sudan vs. inuits from Canada Polygenesis Different species of humanity Different origins Some ability to interbreed NO anthropologists today believes in polygenesis
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