1. Intro to Anthro 2022

Part 2: Archaeology

11. Stone Tools

  • Chapter 5 (part 1 of 2) “Cultural Diversity from 3mya 20,000ya” (107-125)

12. Figurines & Gender Archaeology

  • Chapter 5 (part 2 of 2) “Cultural Diversity from 3mya 20,000ya” (125-131)
  • “Science, the Media, and Interpretations of Upper Paleolithic Figurines” by April Nowell and Melanie Chang (2014)

13. Human expansions

  • Chapter 6 (part 1 of 3), “Cultural Diversity from 20,000-5000ya” (133-144)
  • “Genomes Reveal Humanity’s Journey into the Americas” by Jennifer Raff (2021)

14. Tales of domestication

  • Chapter 6 (part 2 of 3), “Cultural Diversity from 20,000-5000ya” (144-152)
  • “Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race” by Jared Diamond (1987)

15. Domestication and the EES

  • Chapter 6 (part 3 of 3), “Cultural Diversity from 20,000-5000ya” (153-159)
  • “Domestication as a model system for the extended evolutionary synthesis” by Melinda Zeder (2017)

16. When did warfare start?

  • “Human niche, Cases 1 & 2: Stone Tools & Warfare” (Fuentes, 6-10)

17. What is a civilization?

  • Chapter 7, “Archaeology of the Last 5,000 Years” (161-184)

18. An Indigenous response to Collapse

  • “Marketing conquest and the vanishing Indian: An Indigenous response to Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse” by Michael Wilcox (2010)

Part 3: Culture & Language

19. Race & Culture

  • Chapter 8 (part 1 of 2), “Studying Culture” (186-200)

20. Enculturation

  • Chapter 8 (part 2 of 2), “Studying Culture” (200-212)
  • “Our Babies, Ourselves” by Meredith Small (1997)

21. Language, Culture, Shakespeare

  • “Shakespeare in the Bush” by Laura Bohannan (1966)

22. Language

  • Chapter 9 (part 1 of 2), “Language and Culture” (213-231)

23. Language & Power

  • Chapter 9 (part 2 of 2), “Language and Culture” (231-238)

24. Food-Getting

  • Chapter 10 (part 1 of 2), “Food-Getting and Economics” (239-260)

25. Reciprocity

  • “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari” by Richard Borshay Lee (1969)

26. Anthropology & Economics

  • Chapter 10 (part 2 of 2), “Food-Getting and Economics” (260-267)

Part 4: Futures

27. Marriage & Family

  • Chapter 11 (part 1 of 2), “Marriage, Family, Gender, Sexuality” (269-283)

28. Kinship & Gender

  • Chapter 11 (part 2 of 2), “Marriage, Family, Gender, Sexuality” (284-300)
  • “What Our Skeletons Say About the Sex Binary” by Alexandra Kralick (2018)

29. Political Organization

  • Chapter 12 (part 1 of 2),“Political Organization” (301-313)

30. What can anthropology say about politics?

  • Chapter 12 (part 2 of 2),“Political Organization” (313-323)

31. Supernaturalism

  • Chapter 13, “Supernaturalism” (325-348)

32. Baseball Magic

  • “Baseball Magic” by George Gmelch (2000)

33. Sustainability

  • Chapter 14, “Anthropology and Sustainability” (349-375)

34. What is a wilderness?

  • “How ‘Wilderness’ Was Invented Without Indigenous Peoples” by Claudia Gelb (2022)

35. Imagining different futures

  • “Margaret Mead Imagined Different Futures” by Samuel Gerald Collins (2022)

This is the homepage for the anthropology lectures in Introduction to Anthropology for fall 2022. The third edition of Through the Lens of Anthropology (2022) by Robert Muckle, Laura Tubelle de González, and Stacey L. Camp is the one required textbook.

Introduction to Anthropology 2022

Part 1: Biology

1. Introductions

2. What is anthropology?

  • Chapter 1 (part 1 of 2), “Introduction: Viewing the World” (1-15)

3. Why anthropology?

  • Chapter 1 (part 2 of 2), “Introduction: Viewing the World” (15-29)

4. We are primates

  • Chapter 2, “We Are Primates” (31-56)

5. Do baboons have friends?

  • “What are Friends For?” by Barbara Smuts (1987)

6. What is a theory?

  • Chapter 3 (part 1 of 2), “Evolutionary Thought and Theory” (57-69)

7. Niche construction

  • Chapter 3 (part 2 of 2), “Evolutionary Thought and Theory” (70-78)
  • Part 1 of 3, pp.1-5 of “Human niche, human behaviour, human nature” by Agustin Fuentes (2017)

8. First Steps

  • Chapter 4 (part 1 of 3), “Human Biological Evolution” (79-94)

9. Homo popularis

  • Chapter 4 (part 2 of 3), “Human Biological Evolution” (94-100)

10. Race is not

  • Chapter 4 (part 3 of 3), “Human Biological Evolution” (100-105)