Anthropology

The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.

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Science
Anthropology
Social Sciences

The goal of anthropology is to discover cultural what?

regularities

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Ancient History
Anthropology
Australopithecine

What is one way that Australopithecus differed from apes?

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Philosophy and Philosophers
Sociology
Ethics and Morality

What is cultural relativism?

Judging a person's actions based on his or her cultural context

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Anthropology

What Children learn about their culture mostly by .?

Reading textbooks

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Ancient History
Anthropology
Archaeology
Stone Age

How did Paleolithic people learn to adapt to their environment?

foot

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Animal Life
Anthropology
Human Origins

What is the name of the first hominid who walked upright?

It is Homo Erectus. Hence the name, "Upright Man"!

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Inventions
Anthropology

When was Talking invented?

My dream house.

My girlfriend.

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Monkeys

The first ancestors of humans showed up how many years ago?

1 million

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Anthropology
Science Experiments

A representation of an object or event is called?

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Why do historians need archaeologists and anthropologists to study prehistory?

The answer is in the term "prehistory". There is no history from that time, so we need other scientist to figure out what was going on and who or what was there.
Historians rely on facts about history often well known ones. They may wish to cover new ground by using their insight to interpret information a different way. With that said, many historical events, undiscovered new ancient cities, weather situations, can allow historians to have additional information then earlier. Archaeologists & anthropologists are making new discoveries each day in some part of the world. Historians cannot "study" from their libraries. They can access the information uncovered by the aforementioned scientists. A classic example is the Dead Sea Scrolls which in some minds presented new & better information about what is usually called the Old Testament.

Another example might be found in the Caribbean Sea. Historians have written about the Spanish "gold" galleons that brought precious metals from the New World back to Spain. Should a massive amount of new shipwrecks be found in the Caribbean, then estimates of how many such ships Spain had in the 16th Century may change.

There has been much study of the Native Americans in North & South America. For the most part, certain ideas about the Native Tribes in the North,are limited by the lack of written languages. A "dig" by an archaeologists could possibly uncover a "lost Native language". This new information would change certain views held by historians who study the events & peoples of the New World.

The above examples hold true not only for ancient history but also of different eras of human history such as ancient Native American Tribes.

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Ancient History
Anthropology

The Paleolithic people were able to survive because?

the palothic people were able to survive beacuse

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Anthropology
Social Sciences

Examples of culture is learned?

There are so many examples of culture is learned. A good example is going into a foreign country and learning the language and some of the basic habits.

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History, Politics & Society
Anthropology
Social Sciences

By definition all maps are because they include all information about the world they represent?

biased; cannot

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Anthropology
Word Games
Grazing and Range/Pasture Management

What people that move from place to place to find food and pasture land?

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Which people had the most widespread settlements?

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It’s olmec and Maya

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Muscular System

Why is the muscle structure of African Americans different from other races?

Muscle Structure The muscles themselves of black people, white people, or any other human being are not fundamentally different. We are all the same species.

Black men tend to have more fast-twitch muscle fibers which is good for sprinting, basketball, boxing, etc.

White men tend to have more slow-twitch muscle mass, just look at powerlifting and strong man competitions. Nearly all the world's strongest men are white. Consider the traditional builds of historically white groups like the Vikings, Spartans, Celts etc. Many consider them the world's fiercest warriors.

There is also an issue of shading. The color black or any dark color for that matter further accentuates the muscle tone of the body. That is why when white men are tan they tend to look leaner and more muscular.

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Animal Health
Gorillas

What is the raising of plants and animals is called?

Farm,plants, and ranching,animals, are to agricultural occupations.

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Science
Anthropology
Languages and Cultures

In what way does culture distinguishes the behavior of human beings from animals?

Culture in and of itself is not a behavior specific to humans. Many animals display varying levels of culture. Take for instance pods of Orca, also known as the killer whale. Researchers have observed pods in ranged environments all over the world practicing food specific hunting practices (i.e. blowing air bubbles under sting rays to tickle them off the sea floor, purposefully beaching themselves to grab sea lions from the shore, or attacking great white sharks by charging them down and striking from above at the last minute) these practices are taught to members of the pod and passed down generation to generation; this is culture, the expansion of individual knowledge and physical abilities through communication and education via other members of the species.

Human Culture is distinct from animal culture because of its level of complexity. We have developed a "high culture," music, art, literature, etc. These socio-cultural formations serve no practical purpose and have not been adopted by animal cultures which tend to forward information to younger generations on a need to know basis.

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Tigers
Anthropology
China and Chinese Territories
Chinese Language and Culture

Is Chinese a race?

No, Chinese is not a race. It's a national origin, nationality, and demonym for the people of China. People from the continent of Asia are termed "Asians" for racial purposes. However, in Anthropology, race is not determined based on skin color.

Race is determined base on skull size, shape, and features. Chinese people would most likely fall into the Mongoloidal classification in Anthropology. Some in other regions of China and Asia may fall into the Caucasoidal category.

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Anthropology
Forensic Science

What is an anthropologist?

humans and how they live

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Information Science and Libraries
Demographics

What percentage of land on earth is dominated by humans?

12.5%

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Anthropology
Sociology

Methods of inquiry of sociology and anthropology?

Cultural, biological, archaeological, linguistics.

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History, Politics & Society
Anthropology
Neanderthal

Who were the first people to bury their dead?

The first known evidence for burial comes with Homo sapien neanderthalensis also known as the Neanderthal.

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Britain in WW2
Anthropology
Social Work

What led to the emergence of more defined social ranking?

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Ancient History
Anthropology

How did Neolithic people communicate?

They used language to communicate

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