Archaeology Lecture Notes
The purpose of archaeology is to learn more about past societies and the
development of the human race.
o Over 99% of the history of humanity has occurred within prehistoric
cultures, who did not make use of writing, thereby not
Methods of Archaeology in Anthropology Lecture Notes
An archaeological investigation usually involves several distinct phases, each
of which employs its own variety of methods.
o Before any practical work can begin, however, a clear objective as to
Cultural Resource Management Lecture Notes
While archaeology can be done as a pure science, it can also be an applied
science, namely the study of archaeological sites that are threatened by
o In such cases, archaeology is a subsidiary activi
Anthropology in Race Lecture Notes
Race is a classification system used to categorize humans into large and
distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic,
geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, or social affiliation.
Anthropology in Religion Lecture Notes
The anthropology of religion involves the study of religious institutions in
relation to other social institutions, and the comparison of religious
beliefs and practices across cultures.
o Modern anthropology assumes
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology
Anthropology is the "science of humanity."
o It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social
o The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrpos, "man",
understood to mean humankind o
ANTH 101 Fields of Anthropology
o Sociocultural anthropology draws together the principle axes
of cultural anthropology and social anthropology.
o Cultural anthropology is the comparative study of the manifold
ways in which peop
ANTH 101 Anthropology of art, media, music, dance
Anthropology of Art
o Sub-field in social anthropology dedicated to the study of art in
different cultural contexts.
The anthropology of art focuses on historical, economic and
Economic, Political Economic, Applied and
o Economic anthropology attempts to explain human economic
behavior in its widest historic, geographic and cultural scope.
o It has a complex relationship with the d
Anthropology of Kinship, Feminism, Gender & Sexuality
Kinship and Family
o Kinship is a term with various meanings depending upon the context.
Reflects the long-standing use of the term in anthropology, which is
usually considered to refer to the web of