Instructor's Notes on Test #1
-What makes anthropology distinct from other disciplines that study humans?
What are the four branches of anthropology?
What do cultural anthropologists study?
What is ethnology?
Are standards by which societies operate part of culture or nature?
What is the "holistic" approach?
What is the difference between sex and gender?
In what way is anthropology the most humane of sciences?
who should the anthropologist be answerable to?
What is special about the Amish?
What is the difference between culture and society?
Ethnocenthrism and Cultural relativisim
what is infrastructure
Where do you find Ayoreo Indians?
What is asymmetrical culture contact?
What techniques anthropologists use in doing fieldwork?
What does "diasporic" mean?
What are "Human Relations Area Files"?
The idealist versus the materialist theoretical approach
June Nash, and Marvin Harris
When did the first mammals appear?
Diurnal versus nocturnal primates
Where do you find Australopithecine fossils?
The social structure of apes, such as bonobos and chimps
What are the characteristics of ominoids?
When did the shift from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens occur?
By what time fire was in use?
Difference between signals and symbols
linguistic nationalism, whorfian hypothesis, paralanguage, phonetics,ethnolinguistics, linguistic divergence,organs of speech
Branches of the science of linguistics
Oldest writing systems
Development of self awareness in children of different cultures
Margaret Mead's publication on adolescence
Dependence and independence training
males among the Yanomami
The work of Francis Hsu
What is a "sadhu"?
Personality, ideal personality traits in different cultures,
Adaptation, pre-adaptation, parallel evolution, convergent evolution, culture area of Great Plains
Carrying capacity, ecosystem culture type, culture core
Food foragers, average # of people in their group, and why are they egalitarian
In what way are pastoralists like food foragers?
Crop complex in Southwest Asia's wetlands
Consequences of food cultivation
Aztec society's type of adaptation
In the division of labor by sex, which tasks are primarily male?
Maladaptive behavior in the production of food led to desert formation in which area in ancient times?
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