Skull Wars by David Hurst Thomas Notes
1. Chapter 15: Breakthrough at Folsom
i. Early archaeological finds hint toward the first Americans
arriving sometime during the Pleistocene (basically the ice age)
1. Almost 2 million years ago
ii. Late 19t
After conducting my participant observation at the Keith Wann Deaf comedy
show, I became curious as to what interests students and people into taking American
Sign Language (ASL) classes. Keeping this thought i
ANT170 T/TH 11AM
Participant Observation Project
For my participant observation project, I attended an event for Deaf Awareness
Week. The event was held on campus on a Thursday evening. The event was a comedy
show performed by Keith Wa
Homelessness. In Michigan there are many who do not have a home to call their own.
These people who live on the street range from male to female, young to old, and college
graduates to high school dropouts. Homelessness can affe
Extra Credit 3
The Snowbowl Effect is a documentary about the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. These
peaks are sacred to the Native American Tribes that is in the area, for they use it to gather and
worship their gods, find ingredients for s
Sociology- The study of your own societys culture.
Anthropology- The study of other societies cultures.
Four Types: Linguistic, Biological/Physical, Archaeology, Socio-cultural.
The branch between Psychology and Anthropology.
Holism- A perspective th
Australopithecus Anamensis- The oldest species of Austropitecine from East Africa and
a likely ancestor to Australopithecus Afarensis.
Found in dry woodlands and savannahs
Large molars, Thick enamel, NO knuckle walking, U shaped de
Suspensory locomotion- A characteristic for a hominid; Specializations include long
arms with short legs, upright torso, mobile joints and long fingers.
Miocene- From 23 Million Years Ago to 5 Million Years Ago; there was a rise of
hominids in Eurasia a
RESPONSE PAPER #3
Culture can have many definitions; from the way a society does things, to that societys
race, to the anthropological definition. Anthropologists see culture as why people think the way
they do and how
Response paper 2
The world is filled with many different cultures that have their own way of living. One of
the main differences between people is how they eat. Some countries eat a lot and others very
little. A societys
Nonoverlapping Magisteria is when science and religion can both exist at the
same time without any disagreement or dispute between one another. Both scientific
theories and religious beliefs can coin
ANTHROPOLOGY STUDY GUIDE
1. Biological/physical anthropology: Study of human biological variation over
time and space.
- 4 subfields:
o Cultural- why people think the way they do
o Linguistic- how language changes between cultures (sociolinguistics)
ANTHROPOLOGY FINAL STUDY GUIDE
1: Macroevolution- Evolution at the species level and above. This is related to
microevolution if gradualism is accepted. Gradualism is the accumulation of small
changes; this affects microevolution (in a species) and can le
Response paper #2
Due: October 8, 2009
Wright, One Drop of Blood
Brown and Armelagos, The apportionment of racial diversity: A review
Please discuss the two readings in terms of how they impact the question of the
Do Non-Human Primates have Culture?
In order to see if non-human primates have culture, we must first define culture.
Culture is defined as society, traditions, and symbolic behavior within a species. For a
long time we hu
Study of Chimpanzees
The University Of Michigans primatologist, John Mitani was here a week or two
ago and presented a lecture on chimpanzees that I was able to attend. He opened up with
behavior of wild chimpanzees