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    Evolution is briefly debated.

    What did you think about evolution? Who or what helped shape your views--parents, school, church, media, etc? Did you learn about evolution by natural selection in school? Is there any aspect of evolution about which you are curious and would like more information?

    Anthropology multiple choice questions

    1. Which of the following is characteristic of the anthropological approach? a. an emphasis on biological explanations of cultural variation b. ethnocentrism c. an emphasis on shared customs and institutions d. an emphasis on the individual e. all of the above 2. Anthropologists generally consider cultural

    The Kayapo in Brazil are assessed in terms of anthropolgical relevance.

    These questions are discussed: 1. The Brazilian developers wished ot build a dam that would force Kayapo out of their lands. International recognition of the work of Altamira protesting the dam won international attention. Taking position, regarding the rights of the indigenous people to preserve their way of life over the

    Kinship and Social Stratification are explored in several contexts.

    These questions are explored: 1. Which one of the kinship structures, such as Lin Family of Taiwan, the Iroquois or the Eskimo and explain from the perspective of culture and survival, the possible strengths of the kinship pattern in making a living and managing environment. 2. As a reference point, regarding the above

    Cultural Relativism is examined in terms of universal rights.

    This question is considered: Cultural relativism is the concept that each culture must be understood in terms of the values and ideas of that culture and not be judged by the standards of another culture. Yet, in anthropology supports the notion that there are universal human rights to which every human being is entitled. Wha

    Human Head

    Is the head a movable part of the human body?

    Briefly describe an anthropological study

    Briefly describe an anthropological study in terms of how the data was collected and/or what the research tells us. You may choose a study from the text OR you may go online and find a research example from one of the many anthropology web sites. Here are some interesting sites you are welcome to use or again, feel free to find

    Analyzing a website about a culture

    Please provide a web site that you feel gives us good example of a culture or microculture. Next, consider how an anthropologist might view culture versus how the general public thinks about culture. Discuss why culture must be studied from the inside out. Attach visual and link if you can. Make sure that the website is well cr

    Latin American Culture

    As a graduate student studying the insects which are native to the tropical rainforest of Central and South America, you are strongly interested in preserving the balance of nature in the delicate ecosystems. You would like to see most of the land in the rainforest legally protected. However, as the time approaches for you begin

    Forensic use of ABO blood groups and VNTR allele frequencies

    The forensic use of ABO blood groups and VNTR allele frequencies Frequencies of ABO and Rh blood group types in the United States (see attached file) a) What is the probability that a B+ blood stain in the US lefta at the scene of a crime randomly matches a person of the following ancestry Caucasian Black Asian A

    Myths are traced.

    It has been suggestd that virtually all societies share relatively the same myths and archetypes. The forms may change and the characters are different, but the key points are the same across cultures. Identify one such myth and trace its presence in three cultures or traditions.

    Why do anthropologists place so much emphasis on kinship studies?

    Kinship is important to anthropologist because it determines a cultures world view of society. Kinship determines a cultures trading partners, culture rules of marriage, residence patterns, marital exchanges, and family type. This job reports other facets, too.

    Traits similar and different from the dominant culture

    Which cultural traits of Africian Americans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans and Puerto Rican Americans are most similar to traits in the dominant group? Which are different? How do the similitaries and differences influence interactions between minority groups and the dominant culture?