Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (17)
Four subfields of anthropology?
Cultural anthropology method?
Studying/observe living cultures and present observations in an ethnography
Study past societies material remains, tools, food remains, places where they lived
Reconstruct, describe and interpret past human behaviors and cultural patterns through material remains
Study how language is structured, evolution of language and the social and cultural contexts for language
Physical anthropology method?
Study human biological evolution and human bio cultural evolution
Subfields of physical anthropology?
An approach to research whereby a problem is identified, a hypothesis is stated, and that hypothesis is tested by collecting and analyzing data
Why is the scientific method valued?
It always keeps hypotheses available for testing and rejection
A provisional explanation of a phenomenon
Require verification or falsification through testing
A broad statement that has been tested and retested and is the best current explanation for observed phenomena
What does the term bio cultural evolution refer to?
The interaction between biology and culture in human evolution
A group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring
What is not true about paleo anthropology?
It included the fossils of ancient reptiles and amphibians
Study of living non human primates
Focuses on the study of skeletal remains from archaeological sites
The subdiscipline of osteology that is concerned with disease and trauma in earlier populations