Discovering Anthropology
Revision

Sex, Death, and Monkeys
Dr. Nick Pearce
n.a.pearce@durham.ac.uk
other resources
reading pack
(available in duo)
YouTube playlist

Pinterest pinboards for each week
What is anthropology?
• The study of mankind
– Evolution
– History
– Cross-Cultural
– Observation & Participation
Four major sub-fields
•
•
•
•

Biological
Linguistic
Cultural
Archaeological

• In pairs, how are evolution and observatio...
Evolution
• Evolution is fact
• How evolution works is theory
• What do we mean by theory?
– Tentative, subject of argumen...
Darwin’s 3 postulates
– The struggle for
existence
– Variation in fitness
– Inheritance of
variation
Natural Selection is result of adaptation to
changing environment
Artificial selection is by
controlled by humans
and can be unadaptive
Not all artificial selection is bad
The ‘green’ revolution
Primate Mating Strategies
• We are mammals
• Takes a lot of resources to reproduce next
generation
• Variety of strategies in primates
– Monogamy/ N...
intersexual
selection
intrasexual selection
5-6,000 languages spoken
today

Many disappearing
Global language
Properties of language
Multimedia potential
Discreteness
Arbitrariness
Productivity
Displacement
language has shaped
us physically
Language reflects our view of the
world
Cattle

Horses

Swine

Cow

Mare

Sow

Female

Bull

Stallion

Boar

Male

Steer

...
how we speak can
reflect our position
in society

accent - how
dialect - what
Culture
Learned
Shared
Symbolic
different but related to nature
different for different groups
ethnocentrism
or
cultural relativism?
Ethnography
Originated with anthropology
originally used to study ‘simple’ societies
now a method to study any cultural se...
emic – within the culture
etic – culturally neutral
lots we can learn from bones
sex – hips, skull
age – skull, teeth
diet – teeth
status – grave goods, treatment of body
Birth, Coming of Age, Death
look at your reading pack
draw on wider knowledge (Pinterest/ Youtube)
draw on your personal e...
test
worth 60%
3 sections
– multiple choice (20 marks)
– short definitions (40)
– essay (40)
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
Discovering anthropology revision resource
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  • http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe50s/crops_13.html
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  • http://www.pinterest.com/discanthro/biological-anthropology/
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  • Discovering anthropology revision resource

    1. Discovering Anthropology Revision Sex, Death, and Monkeys Dr. Nick Pearce n.a.pearce@durham.ac.uk
    2. other resources reading pack (available in duo) YouTube playlist Pinterest pinboards for each week
    3. What is anthropology? • The study of mankind – Evolution – History – Cross-Cultural – Observation & Participation
    4. Four major sub-fields • • • • Biological Linguistic Cultural Archaeological • In pairs, how are evolution and observation important in each?
    5. Evolution • Evolution is fact • How evolution works is theory • What do we mean by theory? – Tentative, subject of argument – Based on evidence – Falsifiable
    6. Darwin’s 3 postulates – The struggle for existence – Variation in fitness – Inheritance of variation
    7. Natural Selection is result of adaptation to changing environment
    8. Artificial selection is by controlled by humans and can be unadaptive
    9. Not all artificial selection is bad The ‘green’ revolution
    10. Primate Mating Strategies
    11. • We are mammals • Takes a lot of resources to reproduce next generation • Variety of strategies in primates – Monogamy/ Non-monogamy – Infanticide
    12. intersexual selection
    13. intrasexual selection
    14. 5-6,000 languages spoken today Many disappearing Global language
    15. Properties of language Multimedia potential Discreteness Arbitrariness Productivity Displacement
    16. language has shaped us physically
    17. Language reflects our view of the world Cattle Horses Swine Cow Mare Sow Female Bull Stallion Boar Male Steer Gelding Barrow Male - Mature - Neutered Calf Foal Piglet Newborn – Regardless of sex Heifer calf Filly Gilt Female Immature Bull calf Colt shoat Male Immature
    18. how we speak can reflect our position in society accent - how dialect - what
    19. Culture Learned Shared Symbolic different but related to nature different for different groups
    20. ethnocentrism or cultural relativism?
    21. Ethnography Originated with anthropology originally used to study ‘simple’ societies now a method to study any cultural setting
    22. emic – within the culture etic – culturally neutral
    23. lots we can learn from bones sex – hips, skull age – skull, teeth diet – teeth status – grave goods, treatment of body
    24. Birth, Coming of Age, Death look at your reading pack draw on wider knowledge (Pinterest/ Youtube) draw on your personal experience
    25. test worth 60% 3 sections – multiple choice (20 marks) – short definitions (40) – essay (40)

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