Flashcards in Ch. 1 Questions Deck (24)
Current knowledge of the earth and life on earth states
The earth and life on earth are billions of years old
Is Evolution a fact, a theory, or a hypothesis?
Evolution is a theory because it works to explain observed phenomena
The Hutterites were originally from
The exhumation of Henry Opukaha'ia is an example of what type of anthropology?
What was Dr. Park's main objective in studying the Hutterites?
To study gene flow and genetic drift
What made the Hutterites ideal for the author's study?
They were individual populations that resulted from the splitting of earlier populations
The anthropological approach of examining a subject by focusing on the interrelationships among its parts is called
A subfield of anthropology that focuses on human cultural and behavioral systems and the variation in cultural expression among human groups is
Biological anthropology is
A subfield of anthropology that studies humans as a biological species
Educated guesses to explain natural phenomena best describes the term
Cultural knowledge and behavior
Anthropology seeks to describe and explain the interactions between our nature as a biological species and the cultural behavior that is our species' most striking and important trait. This is the definition of
A method of inquiry
Which of the following is NOT a step in the scientific method?
Eliminating all preconceptions
Good science is
An idea that is taken on faith and cannot be scientifically tested is a
Fieldwork is where anthropologists make their observations and collect their data.
Henry Opukaha'ia was a Hawaiian kidnapped and sold into slavery in Connecticut
Hypotheses are proven scientific facts.
The author discovered the Hutterites through a library search on religiously isolated groups.
Anthropologists study the human species as any zoologist would study an animal species.
Cultural behavior is programmed into our genes.
A symbol is an agreed-upon representation of concepts and abstractions