Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (25)
Pertaining to an organisms physical structure
The study of humans kind, viewed from the perspective of all people and all times.
Tree-dwelling; adapted to living in trees.
The study of historic or prehistoric human populations through the analysis of material remains
Material objects from past cultures
The scientific study of the interrelationship between what humans have inherited genetically and culture.
Physical anthropology the study of the evolution, variation, and adaptation of humans and their past and present relatives
Walking on two feet
The study of modern human societies through the analysis of the origins, evolution, and variation of culture.
Learned behavior that is transmitted from person to person.
Evidence gathered to help answer questions, solve problems, and fill gaps in scientific knowledge.
Verified through observation and experiment
A group of extinct and living bipedal primates in the family hominidae. Includes all human like beings that post date the split between the evolutionary lineage that led to modern humans (Homo) and the lineage that led to living chimpanzees (Pan)
Testable statements that potentially explain specific phenomena observed in the natural world.
A set of written or spoken symbols that refer to things (people, places, concepts, etc.) other than themselves
The study of the construction, use, and form of language in human populations.
The part of culture that is expressed as objects that humans use to manipulate environments
Physical shape and appearance
An upper canine that, as part of a Nonhoning chewing mechanism, is not sharpened against the lower premolar
The original term for biological anthropology
A group of mammals in the order Primates that have complex behavior, varied forms of locomotion, and a unique suite of traits, including larger brains, forward facing eyes, fingernails, and reduced snouts.
A theory that becomes absolutely true
An empirical research method in which data is gathered from observations of phenomena, hypotheses are formulated and tested, and conclusions are drawn that validate or modify the original hypotheses.
The science of investigating languages social contexts