ANT Unit 1 Voc
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ANT Unit 1 Voc
The study of past humans to modern humanity to better understand and explain the diversity of modern humans.
Try to understand everything as a collective whole, you cannot understand a single part of a whole in isolation.
The Learned and taught habits and interactions of a people within a society.
Is a sub-field of anthropology where you use past and present cultures to solve modern problems.
aka Biological Anthropology
Studies the biological development of primates and prehistoric humans, and study the diseases spread with in ancient and modern societies.
Identify murder victims for the FBI and identify MIA soldiers of past wars and conflicts.
Studies the cultural behaviors and interactions of recent and current societies.
Studies the development and current use of language with in societies and cultures.
Studies the material possessions, such as structures and trade tools, of past and present cultures.
An aspect of cultural anthropology where we observe and record a people's cultural behaviors and beliefs, by living with the people.
Building theories about how cultural behaviors are formed and developed.
Living and interacting with the people or group under study.
Involved in the culture, not just observing
Recording meticulous field research, to formulate theories based on the empiric evidence described from direct observation.
An idea that is offered to explain similarities and/or differences in modern cultures and societies.
An academically accepted thesis explaining the similarities and differences exhibited in modern cultures and societies.
The spread of political and economic power of a large geographic area.
Ethnographic research that records dying cultures.
An extended on-site research approach to gather detailed information on a cultures's values and practices.
The process in learning one's own culture
a group who thinks their way of life is different form the larger society.
A distinct group of people who identify themselves based on common origin or ancestry.
A society where many cultural groups live together in harmony.
Cultural ideas represented in images, objects, or words.
Belief that one's culture is the best culture.
An approach in anthropology that stresses the importance of analyzing cultures in their own therms rather than in terms of the culture of the anthropologist.