ANTHROPOLOGY 114 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Find 2 specific examples for each bullet point
*Bold = pay special attention
Film: "Ongka's Big Moka"
Ongkas wife has to take care of the pigs that Ongka collects before the
a. Comparative study of human societies and cultures and tier developments
a. Living among a group of people for the purpose of learning about their culture
a. Judging other cultures by the standards of your o
Questions For Feb 28
14. There are at least two different explanations for why the Balinese willingly
died in the face of attacks from the Dutch. What are they? Which account is
more likely accurate? Why?
Dutch explanation is that they were all high on op
Questions for Tuesday, March 19
7. How equal are the genders among the Ju/hoansi? Reference leadership, conflict
over adultery, access to n/um and the emergence of the Drum Dance.
- Leadership: lack of leadership
- Adultery: few rules pertaining to adulte
Questions for Tuesday, March 5
3. What is the hunting life like? How does it integrate with social life? Be able,
for example to tie together the idea of the camp and living groups.
- Hunting life was hunting and gathering
- hunting: 1. hunting techniques
Questions For Thursday, March 7
5. What are the basic forms of marriage among the Ju/hoansi? How do they relate
to conflict and cooperation? (Revisit this question when you watch the video on
- Monogamous marriages
o Marriages are arranged and
Questions for Tuesday, March 26
9. What are the Ju/hoansi like today?
Since the introduction of the western world into the Kalahari the Ju/hoansi
have faced detrimental changes due to industrialization and modernization
casting out their practices and yet
Anthropology Exam 1 Study Questions
1. Give a basic definition of culture. What are the best ways to become informed
about another peoples culture?
Culture: a group of peoples customs, behaviors, beliefs, language, and ways
Homework Assignment: Mahayana Buddhism and its Spread in East Asia
1. What do the terms Mahayana and Theravada literally mean?
a. Mahayana: the greater vehicle
b. Theravada: doctrine of the elders
2. What is new about the concept of Buddha introduced by t
1. Mahayana Buddhisms spread in both northern China during the Age of
Division (220-589 CE) and in Japan during the 6th 8th centuries
a. Japan transitioned from a clan based society into a centralized state
a.i. Kami, spirits from nature in the original J
1. What is the basic kinship system that the Jivaro practice?
- Jivaro have branch and real relatives. Real relatives include a persons
biological grandparents, parents, siblings, children, cross-cousins, and crosscousinss
1. Harner claims that his ethnography of the Jivaro is superior to the descriptions
that came before him. What does he base these claims on? How valid are they?
- One aspect that sets him apart is that he wrote this ethnogr
Study questions for Test 1
1. Compare and contrast subsistence (survival) strategies of the Wakhi and the Kirghiz.
The Role of the Environment
The Role of Culture
- Wakhi subsistence depends upon
agriculture, pastoralism, and
manual labor, activitie
Anthropology Notes- Lineage, Politics, and Environments
April 4, 2013
What role does the Khan play? Power and exercising it.
o Views of the Khan and Kahns views of others
Political frontier (being cut off from other cultures) effect?
o Effected ability
- Normal vision of what a frontier is and how does the situation of the Kirghiz force us to
change our vision of what a frontier is and what are the consequences of the Kirghiz for
having that frontier constructed in the way it is?
o Our traditi
1. The concept of the frontier how has the situation in the Wakhan Corridor changed the
way we need to view the frontier? P. 193
a. Concept of the frontier p.169
a.i. Geographic (spatial), temporal, social, and cultural referents
a.ii. Distance and remote
April 23, 2013
Cultural Experience with the Robins Family
Through my assistance with the construction process and my attendance at the
dedication ceremony of a Habitat for Humanity house, I was able to gain insight into the
life of the Robins
Body Paragraph Living
- Balinese p.42
o In Balinese society, the location of specific buildings in the village is determined
by their geographical location. The Balinese belief in kaja, the mountains where
the gods reside, and kelod, the sea where the dem
For Feb 21
7. Discuss how art in Bali relates to the production of aesthetics and/or to the
worship of gods and goddesses. How does art affect the daily lives of the
people of Bali (what work does it do)?
- World view heavily influences artistic practices
For Feb 23
10. What is the role of temples in rice production?
The Balinese practice a very specific type of agriculture in which they grow
rice through the use of a terracing irrigation system. This system of
agriculture is one of the most successful sty
Study Guide For Anthropology 111 Test 2
Questions from the section on Bali
For Feb 14
1. What features of anthropological (ethnographic) fieldwork are the most
important ones? What types of data does ethnographic research emphasize?
- Important features o
Questions for section on American Culture: Call to Home
1. What is race? How do we define it in academia and how does the lay
public define it? Think in terms of:
essential vs. constructed ideas of identity
gender, class and ethnicity how is race like or
Archaeology Notes 11/12/07 Lower level Archaeological Theory -observations about artifacts or the archaeological record Middle Level or Middle Range Archaeological Theory - tying in the lower level observations to make statements about culture and pr
Archaeology Sites Chapter 3 1. Tyuonyi- New Mexico, near Santa Fe 2. A.D. 1450 3. Ruins of a Pueblo city that was attacked by the Navajos. Pottery fragments, arrow-heads, grinding slabs and grinders. 4. Shows how empathetic approaches can be importan