ANT131,1 - “Old” term used on measuring bodies...

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What is Anthropology? What is Anthropology? Study of humankind Comparative Across space  Through time Holistic Biocultural approach Franz Boas “The simple relationships between the land and the people” Living and past culture, language, and biology Studied physics and geography in germany. First field study was in the Baffin Islands with the inuits. Went hunting with the men, observed what women were doing to cook/feed,  listened to stories, and measured them. Subfields Cultural Linguistics Archaeology Biological What is Physical Anthropology? Study of human biological evolution and human biocultural variation.
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Unformatted text preview: “Old” term used on measuring bodies (anthropometry) Variation a production of: Evolutionary history Hominid ancestors Individual life history Genes Enviornement Activities Diet Social and cultural What do Phsical anthropologists do? Specialties Primatology Paleoanthropology Osteology / paleopathology Human biology Genetics Forensics Prehistoric Fremont Culture Great Basin/Colorado Plateau ~1000 years ago Foraging- farming transition Sedentism Diet Social Behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course ANT 131 taught by Professor Shannonnovak during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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