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Saturday, 22 June 2024, 10:50 (10:50 AM) CDT, day 174 of 2024

Prehistoric Cultures

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Major Characteristics
of "Modern" Physical Anthropology


slides: 07A begin here

  1. Increased interest in the behavior of apes and monkeys, particularly in field studies

    • ethology > primatology
  1. Shift of emphasis from measurement and classification toward a greater concern with the influence of genetics on stability and variation in human populations

    • anthropometry —> human biology -- genetics
  1. Work on blood studies, blood typing . . .
  1. Work on dietary influences on body composition, nutrition, and health
  1. Work on things like the effects of differing muscle stress on body shape

    • human morphology
  1. Work on genetic processes as they determine "morphology" and other things . . .
slides: 07B begin here
  1. Work on effects of culture as it influences human breeding patterns

slides: 07C begin here

  1. Work on population studies, including effect of population density on behavior

    • demography
slides: 08 begin here
  1. Work on biocultural evolution

  2. Sociobiology


07 - 08
et pasim
  Genetics, Primatology, Physical Anthropology
     Characteristics #1 - #6 (slides 07A
  Culture and Human Breeding Patterns
     Characteristic #7 (slides 07B)
  Population Studies
     Characteristic #8 (slides 07C)
  Biocultural Evolution and Sociobiology
     Characteristics #9 - #10 (slides 08)

Conceptual Changes between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries

History of Thought: "The Search for Human Origins"

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