Anthropology is literally the study of a. How does contemporary anthropology differ in scope from other disciplines concerned with humans such as sociology, economics, and human biology? Anthropologists only study ancient cultures, whereas other social science disciplines focus on contemporary humans. All anthropologists today spend their time studying exotic people in remote corners of the world. Unlike other human-related disciplines, anthropology is interested in all varieties of throughout the world, from the ancient past to the present. Anthropologists confine themselves to studying how humans evolved millions of years ago.
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Anthropology is literally the study of a. How does contemporary anthropology differ in scope from other disciplines concerned with humans such as sociology, economics, and human biology? Anthropologists only study ancient cultures, whereas other social science disciplines focus on contemporary humans.
All anthropologists today spend their time studying exotic people in remote corners of the world. Unlike other human-related disciplines, anthropology is interested in all varieties of throughout the world, from the ancient past to the present.
Anthropologists confine themselves to studying how humans evolved millions of years ago. How did anthropology help disprove assumptions by American educators in the s that African American schoolchildren rarely drank milk because they were poor and uneducated?
Anthropological research has shown that many ethnic groups in different parts of the world, including Asians, Arabs, Jews, and African Americans, avoid fresh milk because they cannot digest it. Anthropologists established that milk was intentionally being withheld from black students as a form of institutionalized racism.
A distinguishing feature of anthropology is the goal of understanding how aspects of human experience are interconnected, such as local history, physical environment, organization of family life, language, settlement patterns, and religion.
This multifacted approach to culture is referred to as a. Compared to anthropologists of previous years, an anthropologist today is more likely to a.
What two distinct sets of questions are sought by biological anthropologists? Which of the following is NOT usually considered one of the four main subfields of anthropology? A human paleontologist would be least interested in a. Anthropology includes all of the following except a. Prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans are all members of the order of a.
Homo sapiens. While archaeologists and historians are both interested in the past, how does archaeology differ from history in its approach? Archaeologists only rely on fossil remains from human ancestors. Unlike historians, archaeologists only care about the writing systems of non-English speakers.
Archaeologists dig up dinosaurs, while historians focus on humans. Unlike historians, archaeologists study past societies that pre-date written records, using only material remains like pottery and stone tools. Which of the following would not be considered part of cultural anthropology? Archaeology is a subfield of a. Compared to the historian, the archaeologist is a.
Which of the following is least likely to interest an archaeologist? Unlike other linguists, anthropological linguists are primarily interested in a. The study of how language is used in social contexts is called a. What did Elizabeth M. Brumfield discover about the standard of living of local people after the Aztec Empire had absorbed them?
It got much better. It got much worse. There was little improvement. It stayed the same. What two main social questions is archaeologist, Elizabeth Brumfiel, studying in her research on the ancient Aztecs?
The study of how languages change through time and how they may be related is a. Unlike archaeologists, ethnologists a. Unlike ethnologists, ethnographers a. A cultural anthropologist who spends a year or so living with, talking to, and observing people whose customs they are studying is know as a.
An ethnographer would a. An ethnohistorian would a. Applied anthropologists practice a. Which of the following may be trained in any or all of the subfields of anthropology? Anthropology is a comparatively young discipline. The authors of the textbook claim that in order to discover underlying principals that explain human behavior, it is necessary to a. The study of anthropology may be useful for all of the following except a. Essay Questions Describe the four fields of anthropology.
How do they relate to the holistic approach taken by the field of anthropology? What is archaeology? How does it differ from ethnohistory? Describe applied anthropology.
Give an example of it from each of the four fields of anthropology. How can an understanding of anthropology help all of us understand each other? How is anthropology different from other behavioral disciplines? How is anthropology relevant to modern life perhaps your own? As archaeology deals with the past, what can archaeological knowledge do for humanity in the present and future?
Why does simplicity of technology by a particular group not necessarily imply backwardness? Use an example of a group you have read about. How can historical linguistics help us understand human migration patterns?
Anthropology (13th Edition) (MyAnthroLab Series)
Biography[ edit ] Drawn to anthropology after reading the works of Margaret Mead , he attended Columbia University at the young age of 16 where he was further inspired by Elman Service and Morton Fried in the anthropology department B. He then went on to Yale University to study for his Ph. He was professor at Antioch College —67 and Hunter College — Here he succeeded in expanding the department significantly, attracting young scholars from major institutions. He also served as executive officer of the City University of New York graduate program in anthropology from to He was president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in —82 and in took over the editorship of Cross-Cultural Research , a position he held until the time of his death.
Cultural Anthropology, 13th Edition
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