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Anthropology focuses on:
our origins and culture
how our mind works
how families are set up
how we relate to one another
Paleoanthropology is the study of:
Human differences in population
Cultures of prehumans
Bone and stone remains of ancient ancestors
evidence preserved in remains or impressions of biological matter
ancient bone fragments
human remains at least 100 000 years old
Primates and humans are alike in the following ways except:
S shaped spine
long infant dependency period
communication through facial expressions
Which field of anthropology would most likely be interested in the marriage patterns and kinship systems of different societies around the world?
all of the above
Which of the following best describe how anthropologists primarily learn new information about humans?
reading travelers accounts
The branch of anthropology that studies human biology, both past and present, including human evolution and contemporary biological variability.
The anthropological analysis of human biological and cultural remains for legal purposes.
Type of archaeology involves working on sites before development projects that may threaten a site.
Cultural Resource Management
Detailed description of a specific culture by conducting long-term fieldwork
Comparative analysis of a number of different cultures.
Studying humans in broadest possible context in order to understand relationships between all aspects of human biology and culture.
Which field of anthropology studies the artifacts of ancient Mayan civilizations?
Which field of anthropology studies the language structure of the Seminoles?
The strategy humans developed that helped them to adapt to the natural environment is
What is the scientific study of buildings and tools and objects belonging to people in the past in order to learn about their culture and society?
focus only on Western European societies.
are studies done by archaeologists.
are detailed descriptive studies of human societies
involve the study of the human skeleton.
The practical use of anthropological theories and methods outside the academic setting is
An example of an ethnography is a/an
study of rates of disease in prehistoric populations.
study of chimpanzee language
excavation of an archaeological site
description of the residents of a retirement home in Jerantut
Which topic is of particular interest to a social anthropologist?
kinship and law
arrowheads and pottery
skeletal systems and diet
races and geographic distribution
The study of anthropology may be useful for all of the following EXCEPT
giving us a better understanding of humankind
helping to avoid misunderstanding between people
helping us to determine which cultural traits are the best
giving us a sense of humility about our own culture’s failings
Which of the following is an example of cultural resource management?
Archaeological works sponsored by indigenous people
Any archaeological work done in a nation-state scale.
A museum returning archaeological finds to the indigenous people whose ancestors produced the artefacts
The emergency excavation and cataloging of a site that is about to be destroyed by a new highway.
Richard Lee, has lived and worked with the hoansi a group of San people of Southern Africa for almost 40 years, starting back in the 1960s. Lee studied the food gathering or subsistence patterns of these primitive people of the Kalahari through participant observation, taking detailed notes of his interactions with them. In addition, Lee collected a great deal of objective data, such as population information, to help him complete his research. To celebrate Christmas, he slaughtered and cooked a large ox to share with the community.
A. State and explain the field of Anthropology that Lee is most likely working in.
B. Identify and explain the concept or method of study that describe Lee' activities among this group.
Explain one similariry and one difference between primatology and ethnography. Provide one example for each.