Religion as a Cultural
Professor Drew Thomases
Sept. 6, 2016
Swastika (Nazi Germany)
Believing that man is an animal
suspended in webs of significance
he himself has spun, I take culture
to be t
Professor Drew Thomases
Rites of Passage
A native cannot explain the
meaning of a taboo because it
forms part of his own
machinery of learning.
A taboo system upholds a cultural
system and a culture is a pattern
Professor Drew Thomases
What is Religious Experience?
A religion is a unified system of beliefs and
practices relative to sacred things, that is to
Disclaimed: this is a google doc that was shared with the large lecture and
has been edited by many. It has not been fact checked.
Final Exam Outline
There are going to be 63 questions on the exam. Same
format as before: True/False; Matching; and multiple
participation? : model most likely? -assimilation
participation?:where did we find most recent paintings?: indonesia
This time period is associated with advent of modern humans
Lower paleolithic= oldowan an
Anthro Reading Questions
Week 6 Part 1
Bodley pp. 103-128; 133-138
1. How was Leslie Whites theory describing the relationship between energy
and cultural evolution flawed? (p104)
Before the use of fossil fuel energy sources, per capita energy use did not
Anth 353/Sustn 353
Bodley pp. 179-185; 187-198; 201-208
In what sense is the industrial food system extremely inefficient relative to less complex food
Industrial food systems expend only one calorie of human energy
Study guide exam 3
1. Describe how ethnocentrism is built into the ideas that 1) the transition from
hunting/gathering to settled agriculture and then to industrial society was a positive step
in the evolution of human societies, and 2) that poor countrie
post modern anthropology
partiality- total understanding is impossible
Bias- each analyzes differently
The powerful studying the less powerful - dont have resources, and non beneficial to them
Post modernists like to point out that anthro
Developing the Theory of Evolution
What is Science?
It is a process not a result
It is an empirical (observable) process that relies on evidence and experiment
Has to employ the scientific method
What is a Hypothesis?
Science begins with an i
Socio-Cultural Anthropology 102
What is (Socio-Cultural) Anthropology?
One of cultural anthropologys key goals is to denaturalize
Make the exotic familiar and make the familiar exotic
perceiving and understanding t
Anthropology 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
The second exam will account for 33.3% of your final score for the course. The essay portion of
the exam will draw on the subject matter of all the lectures to date i.e., up to and
Chapter 9- InQuzitive Quiz
Sun Oct 23 02:53:55 PDT 2016
Scientists do not agree about exactly how early the rst primates appeared on Earth.
Plesiadapiforms are attributed to of the order _.
Match each hypothesis about the evolution of uni
Chapter 8- Homework Quiz
Sun Oct 16 19:15:17 PDT 2016
The earths age is _ years.
a. 12 billionb. 3.4 billionc. 6,000 d. 4.6 billion
Cultural dating can be used to date:
a. bones and teeth. b. ceramics.c. trilobite evolution.d. shells.
The study of what ha
Chapter 8- InQuizitive Quiz
Sun Oct 16 12:34:34 PDT 2016
What is true about the relationship between fossils and their environment?
1. Correct placement of fossils in time helps in documenting evolutionary relationships among species (phylogeny).2. Correc
Chapter 9- Homework Quiz
Mon Oct 24 15:21:17 PDT 2016
The northern African fossil primate called Biretia may be an early anthropoid, based on the morphology of its:
a. pelvis. b. ankle. c. lower premolar tooth d. skull.
Which anatomical feature would you
Chapter 4- InQuizitive Quiz
Mon Sep 26 18:39:55 PDT 2016
Which of the following statements is true?
Some gene frequencies remain the same, while others change over time.
Explanation: Evolutionary forces cause different genes to change at different rates.
Chapter 2- InQuizitive Quiz
Thu Sep 15 21:55:20 PDT 2016
A honing canine is used by apes to
shred plant material
What did Charles Darwin hypothesize about the origin of bipedalism?Term
Name the six key attributes associated with humans.
1. Bipedalism2. No
Chapter 3 InQuizitive Quiz
Mon Sep 19 21:16:38 PDT 2016
Heritability is solely impacted by Mendel's Law of Segregation and Mendel's Law of Independent Assortment.
Explanation: Heritability is not solely impacted by genetic variation. Epigenetics is
Chapter 4- Homework Quiz
Mon Sep 26 19:50:16 PDT 2016
A study of Galapagos nches after a long period of drought found that all species of nch on one of the islands had wide beaks well
adapted to breaking open seeds. The type of evolution that leads to thi
Chapter 3 Homework Quiz
Mon Sep 19 17:30:44 PDT 2016
Down syndrome can occur?
a. most frequently in the offspring of men under the age of 40. b. most frequently in the offspring of women under the age of 40. c.
because of nondisjunction, which yields an e
Anth 303: Final Exam Study Guide
The final exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, and 4 brief answer questions. Concepts with an
asterisk (*) appear in the written section. Please bring a parscore form. Good luck!
ANTH 303 EXAM #2 STUDY GUIDE
The exam consists of a 30 multiple-choice section and 4 short answer section. Questions are based on readings,
films, and lectures from Part II. Terms with an asterisk (*) appear in the written section. Skinny Red Scantron
a video on the Social contract theories comparing both Hobbes and Locke for us ^3^. This will
help if you're having trouble with both their theories.
1. The phases of human development are biologically defined. How, if at all, can
they also be culturally defined?
How can one define culture, well according to Live Science, culture is defined as the
characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of
Darwin had very few fossils to support his theory of evolution by means of natural
selection when he published On the Origin of Species.
1. Why are fossils considered essential for the study of biological evolution?
Fossils are an essential p
STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM 1
_INTROD TO OCEANOGRAPHY
NOTE: This list is NOT exhaustive. It is only a rough guide, with broad topics! You should have much more in
your notes and textbook. Check them to answer these questions and complete this study guide.
Three: Genetics: Reproducing Life and Producing Variation
o Mendels Principles of Inheritance (Principle of Segregation, Principle of
o What are Mendelian traits? (Also called Mendelian characteristics or discrete
Chapter One: Introduction to Physical Anthropology
What is biocultural evolution? Can you give an example?
The change in one species overtime to help them successfully survive in a given
The change in an organism that allo
12 Oct 2015
Research Paper Topic
I would like to write about a comparison between a species of primates compared to
humans. Perhaps about the bonobo and/or chimpanzee and how close they are to humans
biologically, socially, and