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Anthropology

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

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Anthropology

What is the goal of anthropology?

The goals for anthropology research include (1) describing and analyzing the biological evolution of human (2) describing and assessing the cultural development of our species (3) describing, explaining, and analyzing present-day human cultural similarities and differences (4) describing and explaining human biological diversity today.

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What is the importance of anthropology?

If one believes in the bible in so far as it has been translated correctly, then there is not real need for anthropology (The social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings).

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Anthropology is the study of humanity. It draws on natural science, the humanities and the social sciences for its areas of study as well as the hard sciences for its methods of examining traces of ancient civilizations.

Anthropologists deal with questions like:

  • What defines us as a species (Homo sapiens)?
  • Who are our ancestors both physically and socially ?
  • What are our physical traits?
  • How do humans behave and what is the role of environment, culture and thought?
  • Why are groups of humans physically different?
  • How has our evolutionary past influenced our society and culture?

Apart from an interest in how many different approaches and lifestyles ancient peoples have experimented with (essentially a cuteness factor), it is commonly accepted that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. By studying how ancient peoples reacted to pressures from food supplies, the environment and climate, levels of population, the impact of ideologies, pollution, disease and so on may provide us with insight into how to modify our present culture to provide better conditions for humans in general.

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Philippines
Sociology
International Relations

What are the social institutions in the philippines?

There are hundreds of social institutions in the Philippines. They include hospitals, churches, government agencies, charities, welfare, education centers, and family services.

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Sociology

Significance of anthropology?

The significance of anthropology is that it teaches us about human begins and the human experience in general. People are able to examine other cultures and look more closely at their own.

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The Difference Between

What is viable development?

what is viable development?

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Clothing
Anthropology

What did First Nations wear?

deer skin clothing

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Philosophy and Philosophers

What is the meaning of life in japan?

The pursuit of perfection.

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Human Origins
Neanderthal

What did neanderthals use for tools?

Simple spears and knives, clubs and basic hammers, bone needles for sewing. The rest was done with their hands

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Human Origins
Neanderthal

Did the neanderthals walk upright?

Yes.

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Native American History
Sociology

What is circle justice?

circle justice is an aboriginal group that heals and doesn't punish the accused. The accused may go to circle justice in order to not go to jail. But first, you have to fill out an application to see if you are approved by The Keeper in Circle Justice.

Circle of Justice is a kind of healing system, instead of going to jail, those who commited a crime and wanted to become better persons, decided to spend a year in a desert island, where they do some rituals, and have enough time to reflect on themselves an the reasons they had to be mean. After a year there, eventually they come out better, with a new philosophy of life.

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Native American History

What do the Mojave Indians wear?

loincloths
what do the mojave indians ware

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Landforms

What are the physical features of Great Britain?

rivers coast lines and oceans

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Philosophy and Philosophers
Predictions

How will mankind die?

There are many ways in which mankind COULD die; which one will actually happen is not known, since many of these are simply possibilities, not certain events.

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Evolution

What continent did the first man come from?

From a religious point of view:

It isn't known were Adam and Eve originally came from since the whole face of the earth was changed during the flood. There may not even have been continents at the time.

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Genealogy
Ancient History
Anthropology
Human Origins

When did the Cro- Magnon die out?

They never died out. Modern Europeans are descended from the Cro-Magnon.

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Anthropology

Which branch of anthropology would study the disappearance of an Indian tribe in the Amazon Jungle?

the disappearance of an indian tribe in the amazon jungle might be studied in which branch of anthropology

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Mammals

Are animals people too?

No, although people are animals.

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Ancient History
Anthropology
Archaeology
Stone Age

How did Paleolithic people learn to adapt to their environment?

Paleolithic people learned to adapt to their environment by learning which animals to hunt, what wild plants to eat, what fruits, nuts, wild berries and grains were safe to eat, and the stone tools they used. In addition, they made use of wild animals not only for their meat, but to create clothing (and possibly even decorative items, including bone jewelry, which could be traded with other tribes).

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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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Creation

Who was the first person to speak on Earth?

concidering that Adem was the first person on the Earth, I think that he was the first person to speak on the earth.

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Human Origins

What is the meaning of anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of the origin, the behavior and the social, cultural and physical development of humans. It could also refuerece the part of Christian theology involving thhe nature and future of humans, especially in contrasted to the nature of God.

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Genealogy
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What is a group of families called that claims a common ancestor?

A group of families having a common ancestor may be called a clan, a tribe, or a clade.

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Human Origins

Who investigates the culture and the social organization of different groups of people?

Cultural anthropologists

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Biology
Anthropology

What is studying a way of life by living that life called?

Studying a way of life by living that life is known as participant observation.

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