The Evolution of Behavior
Why Be Social?
Primate Social Behavior
Reproduction and Reproductive Behaviors
Mothers, Fathers, and Infants
Primate Cultural Behavior
The Primate Continuum
Anything organisms do
WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?
The term originates from two words in Greek:
(1) anthropos meaning man as in human being
(2) logos meaning study.
Consequently we can determine that anthropology can be defined as: the study of human
Yet many other humanities
Why Study Bones?
They constitute the evidence for the study of fossil man.
They are the basis of racial classification in prehistory.
They are the means of biological comparison of prehistoric peoples with the
The Fact of Evolution
Evolution-the progressive change of organisms as they descend from ancestral species-is a fact. By now, the evidence for it is overwhelming and ubiquitous.
It is of such obvious clinical significance in medicine that to deny it is
Applied Anthropology refers to the application of anthropological data, perspectives, the ory, and methods to identify, assess, and solve social problems.
Applied anthropologists work for groups that promote, manage, and assess progr
How cultures change
How anthropologists can inform and transform the process of international development
A process of directed change that focuses on improving th
Those who confront violence with resistance-whether it be cultural or politicaldo not escape
unscathed from the terror and oppression they rise
up against. The challenge of ethnography then, is to
check the impulse to sanitize, and instead to clarify
Osteology is the study of bones.
There are 206 bones in an adult human.
Function of bones:
Provide structure and rigidity
Protect soft tissue and organs
Serve as an attachment for muscles
Produce blood cells
Serve as a storage area for minerals
General theories of human nature.
The main contours of Christian anthropology.
General theories of human nature
What kind of world do we live in? Background believes ab