The Human Experience
The Emergence of Cities and States
What is Civilization?
Civilization-a society which has cities, social
stratification, and state level society
Beginning of Civilization
Neolithic villages > to
The Characteristics of Culture
Begin Cultural Anthropology
What is Culture?
Concepts of Culture
Culture-A societys shared and socially transmitted
ideas, values, and perceptions, which are used to
make sense of experiences and generate behavior
Up to this point everyone we have discussed hunted
and/or gathered their food
This period was known as the Paleolithic (old stone age)
Today we begin to discuss farming societies
Mesolithic (middle stone age)
Sex, Marriage, and Family
Control of Sexual Relations
Culture often regulates sexual behavior
Why marriage and regulation of sex?
Because for much of time and most of the world their was no
contraception population cont
GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS ACCESSIBLE
VIA THE SLU LIBRARIES
(as of September 27, 2010)
Barfield, T. (Ed.). (1997). The dictionary of anthropology. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
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