Brain Fixations: Scientific
Methods and Consequences
= [pseudo]science of
personality and intelligence
through examining the brain and
by Franz Josef Gall in
with Darwinian notions of
Sun: 5 billion years
Earth: 4.5 billion years
First prokaryotes: 4.5 billion y/a
65 million years ago = dinosaurs go extinct
Homo sapiens have only been on earth for 0.0067% of the earths existence!
Taxonomy does give us some clues! Some
observations on w
Work in groups of 4! List between 3 and 5 features that make someone a human being.
For today you can write on one sheet of paper with all 4 of your names on it.
The Bible! Some people were more advanced than others.
Anthro may be traced to 1492
The rise of modern
(From Fuentes, Chapter 9)
Archaic Humans are fossil hominins found in Africa and
Eurasia, dated to between 600,000 and 30,000 years ago.
There are several proposed intermediates between Homo
Language and The
When did these fossil
When did so-called
human features evolve?
Under what conditions?
How do we decide its
We want to know how we got here.
And as anthropologists, what makes human beings special?
One thing to agree on: Human beings are ORGANISMS in the kingdom ANIMALIA.
Know who he is and what binomial nomenclature is.
Know that binomial nomenclature
An overview of the discipline
The study of all humans
regardless of where or when they
Page 2 in Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology
Who are Humans?
Taxonomy Homo sapiens
Roughly 175,000 200,0