The origin of Homo: a grade shift in characters
1. Brain enlargement
2. Reduction is masticatory complex (jaws and teeth)
3. Acquisition of culture
Increased cranial vault thickness
Reduced post-orbital constriction
Increased cranial vault hei
The Piltdown Hoax, Defining Early Hominins
What makes a hominin?
Phylogenetic Definition: any relative of humans since the last common ancestor with
What makes us human?
Are hominins human?
What makes us different?
Scala Naturae- humans are
Evolutionary History and Primate Evolutionary Trends
Why study primates? We are primates! We look and act like apes
Understanding primates helps us understand ourselves, both in our similarities to other
primates and our differences.
Forms of Marriage
Monogamy: one man and one woman are joined for
life in a conjugal band
Serial Monogamy: individuals have only one spouse
at a time, but may divorce & remarry.
Polygamy: individuals of either sex may have more
Chapter One Outline Mirror for Humanity
Anthropology is the exploration of human diversity in time and space. Anthropology studies the whole of the human
condition: past, present, and future; biology, society, language, and cultu
Chapter Three Outline Mirror for Humanity
Ethics and Anthropology
Researchers must create and maintain proper relations between themselves and the host nations, regions,
and communities where they work.
The American Anthropolog
Chapter Two Outline Mirror for Humanity
According to Edward Tylor, "Culture . . . is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals,
law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired as a member of s
Chapter Outlines from Mirror for Humanity
An Introduction to Primate Sociology
The ecological and evolutionary basis for understanding primate behavior
A.K.A. Behavioral Ecology
Nature(instinct-learning) vs Nurture(heredity-experience)
To what degree is behavior genetic?
ANTH1023 | Labuski
Review sheet for final exam
SOCIAL HIERARCHY: CLASS
Caste vs. class
Normalize vs. problematize economic inequalities
Marxs two classes: proletariat (worker) and capitalist (owners)
Relationship to the means of prod
Anthropology Quiz Notes from Mirror for Humanity
Chapter One Quiz Notes
1. The study of anthropology has revealed that years of comparative, cross-cultural research prove that
assumptions like, people are pretty much the same all over the world is false.