Archaeologists typically look at the material remains

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- the branch of anthropology that studies human history and its artifacts. Archaeologists typically look at the material remains of human groups in order to learn how people lived - Vertival provenience- how far below the surface and artifact is discovered - Important to map horizontal and vertical provenience to understand spatial functions and time periods Linguistic Anthropology - study of relationship between language and culture, explore how people use langugage, both in physical sense with regard to how communication is structured and in a historical sense with regatd to how different languages have developed and spread throughout history - Sociolinguists - interested in how various aspects of culture shape how we use language - ex) William Labov who studied the speech of sales asscoiates
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- Historical Linguists - study the origins of langugaes and changes in language over time - ex) John Colarusso deciphered writings on an ancient Greek vase referred to as “New York Goose Play Vase” - Anthropology, archeology, and linguistic anthropology highlight the diversity of interests within anthropology - Sociocultural anthropologists look at how societies are created and explore both the universal and the particular, moving back and fourth between these two levels of inquiry and analysis in their work - Incoporates both methodological and analytical rigour of the sciences and the interpretive insights and nunances of the humanities - Eric Wolf describes it as “the most scientific of the humanities and the most humanisitic of the sciences” - The goal = achieve a greater understanding of why those problems exist and what might be done to address them Pg. 26-33 How Does An Anthropological Perspective Be Used Outside of Academia?
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