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Title: Introduction to Anthropology


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Introduction to Anthropology
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What is Anthropology?
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What is Anthropology?Common Perceptions
  • Bones

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What is Anthropology?Common Perceptions
  • Bones
  • Digging

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What is Anthropology?Common Perceptions
  • Bones
  • Digging
  • Monkeys Apes

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What is Anthropology?Common Perceptions
  • Bones
  • Digging
  • Monkeys Apes
  • Pots ( artifacts)

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What is Anthropology?Common Perceptions
  • Bones
  • Digging
  • Monkeys Apes
  • Pots ( artifacts)
  • Ruins

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Anthropology
  • The study of humankind
  • People
  • Culture
  • At all times in all places
  • Ancient pyramids of Egypt
  • ESL programs in NYC classrooms
  • Holistic
  • Multi-faceted
  • Scientific Method

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I want to know who I am, what I am, and where I
come from. -Richard Leakey
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Archaeology
Physical/ Biological
ANTHROPOLOGY
Linguistics
Ethnology (Cultural)
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Archaeology
  • Material remains
  • Stone tools
  • Structures
  • Modern garbage
  • Reconstruct past lifeways
  • Document explain culture change
  • Fieldwork
  • Survey (mapping)
  • Excavation

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Ethnology
  • Living societies (or recent past)
  • Studies patterns of thought behavior
  • Studies how cultures change
  • Fieldwork
  • Participant Observation
  • Informants
  • Survey

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Physical/Biological
  • Human evolution
  • Human diversity
  • Biology
  • Adaptation
  • Osteology/Forensics
  • Primate studies
  • Physiology
  • Social organization

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Linguistics
  • Study of language
  • Modern language
  • Ancient writing
  • Historical linguistics
  • Structural linguistics
  • Sociolingistics

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Why study Anthropology?
  • Learn about human diversity
  • Adaptation
  • Cultural universals
  • Understand different cultures
  • Tolerance
  • Why people are the way they are

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Discussion
  • What makes us human?
  • How different are we from other life forms?
  • How similar are we to other life forms?

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