Chapter 13 study guide
1. What is the difference between gender differences and sex differences?
Gender differences are cultural expectations while sex differences related
to purely biological differences.
2. In Western societies how is your gender though
he topic I chose for this paper was the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian. If you have
never heard of these languages, that is because they are from the series, Game of Thrones.
This topic was of interest to me because I love the TV series and I am cur
his paper is going to be about language, specifically the African languages. The ones
with the click sounds. This topic was of interest to me because I wanted to know why
a lot of African languages, including Xhosa and Khoekhoe.
I have had some
chose to do a genetics themed article on the HIV/AIDs virus. I find this topic interesting
because I find diseases, in general, to be interesting. I find it fascinating how these
microscopic things can cause death and destruction. I also find the histor
onobos are the closest existing relatives to humans. I had never heard of these
apes until this class. This is why they are interesting to me. Watching the video, at
first, made me laugh. How can these creatures, with such long arms and legs, be
am interested in death rituals in different cultures so I wanted to write about it. Almost
every culture has their own death ritual, whether it is burying, cremating, mummifying, or
just letting the body out in the open to be eaten by vultures. There ar
his paper is going to be about the evolution of genes. The article I read to find out
information about this topic is The Evolution of Genes, written by Carl Zimmer for
The New York Times. I find genes interesting because my entire body and life is
have decided to write this article on Sir Francis Galton, a famous English anthropologist,
inventor, and statistician. Again, I had never heard of this guy until you mentioned his
name in our first class. I thought he was just going to be another scient
decided to write an article about the biggest cultural event happening right now, the
fighting in the Middle East. I recently watched a video that easily explained to me what is
happening over there. One group wants the other group dead. There is one Je
here has been this one question that I always wanted to find an answer for: How did
the Europeans and Native Americans first communicate? This topic is of interest to
me because this is about the language I speak. I do not understand how, if these two
orldwide pollution is a serious topic and that is why I wanted to write
about it. I have studied forms of pollution and I know that it is
dangerous. The article I read was about NASAs satellite that tracks
the pollution around the world.
The article inc
ecently, anthropologists discovered the fossils of the worlds largest flying bird.
This bird had a 6.4-meter wingspan and lived tens of millions of years ago. I
chose the Pelagornis sandersi as my topic for this paper because I found out about
it on a p
Chapter 1 Study Guide
This is not a required assignment, but a tool to help you understand the material. Also,
this material will be covered on the exam. You will find the answers to the following
questions in chapter 1 of your text. Be sure to review the
Evolution is no longer a theory, it is simply a fact
-Ernst Mayer (1904-2005)
Introduction to Anthropology
Monday 6:30-9:15, Bldg 1, Room 138
Instructor: Deborah Williams
This course is design
Chapter 5 Review
1. What order do humans belong to on the taxonomic chart?
2. Primates belong to what class on the taxonomic chart?
3. What does it mean to live an arboreal life style?
4. What bone allows non-human primates to brachiate?
5. What does it m
Chapter 2 Review
1. What does a paleoanthropologist study?
Anthropologists who study human evolution.
2. What are the four types of evidence used by archeologists and
paleoanthropologists to study the past?
Artifacts, ecofacts, fossils and features.
Chapter 4 Study Guide
1. What process is considered the ultimate source of all genetic variation?
Mutation, the changes in the structure of a gene, is the process that is
considered the ultimate source of all genetic variation.
2. What is an adaptation? H
Chapter 3 review
1. Carolus Linnaeus came up with what classification system?
Linnaeus came up with the systema naturae, or natural system, in the 18th
century which placed apes and humans in the same order.
2. Who came up with the theory of acquired char
Chapter 6 Study Guide
1. According to your text, when did undisputed bipedal hominids first appear? Where?
Four million years ago in East Africa.
How did the environment change 16-11 million years ago?
There was an intense drying trend. African rain fo
Chapter 9 study guide
1. What is the definition of culture?
Culture is a set of learned behaviors and ideas that are characteristic of a
2. Does every society have a culture?
3. How is a society defined?
A group of people who occupy a partic
Chapter 10 Study Guide
1. The word communication comes from what Latin word?
Communicare to share, impart or make common
2. What is the major transmitter of culture?
3. What is included in nonverbal behavior to convey a message?
Infanticide in Ancient Rome
Intro to Anthropology
Monday 6:30 9:15
Infanticide; the murder of babies. The name brings to mind slaughter and
holocaust on a large scale. In the article that is being written about there is a description
Anthropology Monday 6:30 9:30
A Feral Childs Story
If Hell ever existed, the woman that this article was about was in it. The article details the
torture and abuse of Genie at the hands of her father. She was kept in a
Grief and the Afterlife: Not Only Human Traits
One of the most important things that I have learned in anthropology is that, as a
science, it looks for human specific traits and behaviors. Using the Theory of Evolution,
paleoanthropologists study past rem
for Infinite Events
Mon 6:30 to 9:30
This article ended up being intensely interesting to me for a variety of reasons. "What is it
like after you die?", the author asks. "The only way t
ust like I wrote about the bonobos last week, I decided to write about the video that we
watched this week, about the people in New Guinea. I think they were called the
Numera people, but when I went to look them up, I could not find anything. After som