Anthropology Lectures – 2022

This was the homepage for the anthropology lectures in Introduction to Anthropology for fall 2022. The required textbook was Through the Lens of Anthropology (2022, 3rd edition) by Robert Muckle, Laura Tubelle de González, and Stacey L. Camp.

Introduction to Anthropology 2022

Part 1: Biology

What is anthropology?

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

Why anthropology?

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

We are primates

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

Do baboons have friends?

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

What is a theory?

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

Niche construction

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

First Steps

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

Homo popularis

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

Race is not

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

Part 2: Archaeology

Stone Tools

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

Interpretations

  • 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)

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)

Domestication Stories

  • 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)

Domesticating Experiments

  • Chapter 6 (part 3 of 3), “Cultural Diversity from 20,000-5000ya” (153-159)

Sparks

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

Civilizations

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

Indigenous Response

  • “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

Race & Culture

  • End of “Marketing conquest” (111-115) by Michael Wilcox

Idea of Culture

  • Chapter 8 (part 1 of 3), “Studying Culture” (186-200)

Parenting Culture

  • “Our Babies, Ourselves” by Meredith Small (1997)

Five Things You Need to Know About Culture

  • Chapter 8 (part 2 of 3), “Studying Culture” (200-205)

Ethnography & Shakespeare

  • Chapter 8 (part 3 of 3), “Studying Culture” (205-212)
  • “Shakespeare in the Bush” by Laura Bohannan (1966)

Language

  • Chapter 9 “Language and Culture” (213-238)

Food-Getting

  • Chapter 10 (part 1 of 2), “Food-Getting and Economics” (239-247)

Reciprocity

  • Chapter 10 (part 2 of 2), “Food-Getting and Economics” (247-267)
  • “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari” by Richard Borshay Lee (1969)

Part 4: Futures

Nacirema, Ongka, Politics

  • Chapter 12, “Political Organization”

Marriage & Family

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

Kinship, Gender, Sex

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

Supernaturalism

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

Baseball Magic

  • “Baseball Magic” by George Gmelch

Wilderness

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

Sustainability

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

Futures

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

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