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Anthropology Quiz 1

Citing of the book
Anthropology The Human Challenge Thirteenth Edition HAVILAND Prins Walrath Mcbride belmont ca Wadsworth/Cengage 2010
Physical Anthropology
Also known as biological anthropology. The systematic study of humans as biological organisms
cultural anthropology
The study of human society and culture, the subfield that describes, analyzes, interprets, and explains social and cultural similarities and differences
the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
the humanistic study of language and literature
4 groups in maine
penobscot passamaquoddy maliseet micmac-mi'kmaq
what does mi'kmaq mean?
my ally "kin"
micmac meaning slow or bad talkers
beautiful river st. john
beautiful people of the river
people of dawnland northeastern north america speak algonquin dialects
other algonquin speakers
innu cree ojibway patoawotamie pequot narragansett mahican blackfeet arapaho
What were food foragers
they were small groups, highly mobile, egalitarian, peaceful, elders transmit knowledge in stories, few material possessions, value relationships over wealth, animist-animals are spirits
Is evolution progress toward better and better organisms?
How is the QWERTY keayboard used as an analogy for an evolutionary process?
It was used to stop jams and to make it more difficult for people to type so quickly.
what is bipedalism?
why are humans the only bipedal animals?
ardipithecus ramidus- ardi 4.4 MYR
Ausrtalopithecines-genus of bipedal hominids that lived in africa from 4.2-1.4 MYR
what advantages and disadvantages come with bipedal locomotions?
6 great apes?
Gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, gibbons, siamangs, orangutans.
which are old world which are new world?
lemurs lorises pottos tarsiers tree shrews
What is sexual dimorphism?
binocular/stereoscopic vision?
overlapping fields of vision, with both sides of the brain receiving images from both eyes, thereby providing depth perception
opposable thumb
thumb that enables grasping objects and using tools