Intro to Anthro 2019

Part 3: Knowing

10. Race

  • M&G chapter 8 (part 1 of 2), “Culture 1” (171-186)

11. Enculturation

  • M&G chapter 8 (part 2 of 2), “Culture 2” (186-198)
  • Yudell, et al. “Taking race out of human genetics.” Science (2016).
  • Meredith Small, “Our Babies, Ourselves.” Natural History (1997).

12. Language

  • M&G chapter 9, “Language and Culture” (199-223)
  • Laura Bohannan, “Shakespeare in the Bush.” Natural History (1966).

13. Food-Getting

  • M&G chapter 10, “Food-Getting and Economics” (225-252)
  • Richard Borshay Lee, “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari.” Natural History (1969).

14. Marriage-Family-Gender

  • M&G chapter 11, “Marriage, Family, and Gender” (253-281)

15. Organization

  • M&G chapter 12, “Political Organization” (283-304)
  • Alexandra Kralick, “What Our Skeletons Say About the Sex Binary.” Sapiens (2018).

Fri 4/19: ***Third Exam

Part 4: Doing

16. Wed 4/24

  • M&G ch. 13, “Supernaturalism” (305-327)

17. Fri 4/26

  • M&G chapter 14, “Anthropology and Sustainability” (329-354)

18. Wed 5/1

  • Ingold, “On Taking Others Seriously” and “Similarity and Difference” (1-51)

Friday 5/3: Scholar Showcase, no class

19. Wed 5/8

  • Ingold, “A Discipline Divided” and “Rethinking the Social” (52-105)

20. Fri 5/10

  • Ingold, “Anthropology for the Future” (106-132)

*** Final Exam: 5/15 Wednesday, 8-11am

Part 1: Evolving

1. Perspective

  • M&G, chapter 1 (part 1 of 2), “Introduction: Viewing the World” (1-14)

2. History

  • M&G chapter 1 (part 2 of 2), “Introduction: Viewing the World” (14-27)
  • Horace Miner, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” American Anthropologist (1956)

3. Primates

  • M&G chapter 2, “We Are Primates” (29-53)
  • Barbara Smuts, “What are Friends For?” Natural History (1987)

4. Evolutionary

  • M&G chapter 3, “Evolutionary Thought and Theory” (55-72)
  • Agustin Fuentes, “Human niche, human behaviour, human nature.” Interface Focus (2017)

5. Hominins

  • M&G chapter 4, “Human Biological Evolution” (73-97)
  • Berger, Lee R., et al. “Homo naledi and Pleistocene hominin evolution in subequatorial Africa.” eLife (2017)

Part 2: Growing

6. Tools

  • M&G, chapter 5, “Diversity: 2.5 million to 20,000 Years Ago” (99-119)
  • April Nowell and Melanie Chang, “Science, the Media, and Interpretations of Upper Paleolithic Figurines.” American Anthropologist (2014)
  • Fuentes on the “Human niche” (5-8)

7. Paleo

  • M&G chapter 6 (part 1 of 2), “Food: 20,000 to 5,000 Years Ago” (121-139)
  • Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.” Discover (1987).

8. Settlements

  • M&G ch. 6 (part 2 of 2), “Organization: 20,000 to 5,000 Years Ago” (139-145)
  • Melinda Zeder, “Why evolutionary biology needs anthropology.” Evolutionary Anthropology (2018)
  • Fuentes on the “Human niche” (8-10)

9. Collapse?

  • M&G chapter 7, “Archaeology of the Last 5,000 Years” (147-169)
  • Michael Wilcox, “Marketing conquest and the vanishing Indian: An Indigenous response to Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.” Journal of Social Archaeology (2010)

This is the homepage for Introduction to Anthropology 2019 taught by Jason Antrosio at Hartwick College. There are two required books: