ANT100 - ANT100 21:57 Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology...

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ANT100 21:57 Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology – Section 1 What is evolutionary anthropology? Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of the morphology, ecology, and behavior of human and non- human primates. Mutations don’t usually do something, but every once in a while they do something miraculous. Primatology – Looking at non human primates. Primate anatomy, field studies of wild animals, primate psychology, etc. Primatologists seek to conserve primates in vanishing tropical ecosystems. Major them in movies, TV, videos. What is king Kong and why is he impossible? Paleoanthropology – Multidisciplinary study of biological evolution of humans and non-human primates. Advent of and changes in human cultural activities. Evolutionary history of behavior in human and non-human primates. Human variation – Spatial and temporal variations in human features. For example, geographic and climatic variations in body size, skin color and eye color. BIO essay topic: Medical research and racism. Forensic anthropology - Archaeology Section Christopher.watts@utoronto.ca Assignment Topic The Lifeway’s of things
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The ability to make things – tools, houses, clothing, etc. – is considered a hallmark of humanity. Determining what, when, where and how things were made in the past is of concern to most archaeologists. Rarely considered, however, is the nature by and extent to which things makes us – how their lifeway’s affect our being in the world. Then using sources provided in the handout as well as others you will acquire during your research, consider the ways in which past lifeways might have been affected by the material world, particularly with the introduction of new technologies, (fire, the bow and arrow, or food production.) Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology Semiotic – Making meaning and representing the world through signs. Signs include language. Language doesn’t stand alone but joins other ways of making meanings of things. *Representation We don’t live in the present – the minute you try to communicate something by explaining it, it has already passed – our life takes place in the past and we know the past through representations. Identity – Convey your identity through representation. Clothes is a sign but language also leads to identifying people. Cultural Anthropology We are cultural beings and interact with each other based on culture. We think culturally, and thinking is a social act.
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Biological Anthropology 21:57 Next week Chapter 3 – 4 What is evolutionary biology? Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of morphology, ecology, and behavior of human and non-humans primates. Primatology – Scientific study of non-human primates. Primate anatomy, field studies of wild animals, primate psychology, etc. Primatologists seek to conserve primates in vanishing tropical ecosystems. Paleoanthropology – Multidisciplinary study of biological evolution of humans and
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course ANT 100 taught by Professor Uoftstgeorge during the Fall '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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ANT100 - ANT100 21:57 Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology...

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