There are many cultures over the earth. And cultures have many stories, myths, and beliefs behind them. The culture I looked into this last weekend was the Egyptian culture, which I saw and felt in the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. The museaum contains many historical pieces that the people living in the era used. The museaum contained sculptures, Egyptian games, furniture, art, jewelry and many other things. The museaum consisted of items from the Pharaonic Era,which includes Prehistoric Period, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, and Late Period. The Egptians worshipped hundreds of Gods and Goddesses. They had many items from each of the periods. The collection included jewelry, sculptures, Tutankhamuns, and also Funerary collection. One thing I was amazed to see was that they had old collection of Egyptian beauty supplies. They had combs and even make up. They had necklessess that were bred by small stones and and even big stones that had carving of pictures on them. There were many stones that had carving of pictures. Maybe it was a cultural thing or maybe thye did not have paper. They had examples of small caves which we can walk through and expewrince the old age with a feelings and looks. They had old stones, which were brought from Egypt. They also had Egyptian writing, which were translated from english so people can spell there names, but it was hard because thye did not have some letters in there alphabet that we had like the sound “sh”. There were about four dead bodies over thousand years old in the museaum wrapped into mummies. One thing I liked was that they had scanned the inside of the mummy without opening or damaging the mummy. They had played that on a TV screen beside it.
Introduction to Culture & the Field of Anthropology
I. What is culture?
Traditional definition: "Culture, or civilization, taken in its broad, ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." ~Edward B. Tylor 1958 
A. Culture is:
Learned – Culture is transmitted from generation to generation through a process called enculturation.
Shared – We do…
academic anthropology - careers that involve the teaching of anthropology at colleges and universities. Academic anthropologists do research, but the objective is more for the contribution to general knowledge.
acculturation - culture change resulting from contact between cultures. A process of external culture change.
adaptation - patterns of behavior which enable a culture to cope with its surroundings.
adjudication - mediation with the ultimate decision being made by an unbiased third party…
One experiences culture shock when attempting to operate in a different cultural environments from their own and tend to isolate themselves from the host culture. When entering new cultural environments, things may seem foreign and hard to understand what is going on in that particular setting. When trying to be acceptive of another culture you must understand its history and the reasons why certain things are done in that way. It may seem that some things are strange and sometime may become unpredictable…
Essay # 4: Homosexuality/Transexuality/Intersexuality
Different cultures across the world have developed various views on homosexuality. Most cultural perspectives developed from religious or humanitarian sources. Living in 21st Century America, I have personally witnessed some of the strides and struggles of GLBT (gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender) youth. In the United States there exist laws that both promote sexual diversity and laws that restrict the complete rights of such…
Informant- A person who provides information about his or her culture to the ethnographic fieldworker
Interlocutor- someone who informally explains the views of a government and also can relay messages on your behalf
Participate observation- participating fully in another culture by being there in person
Bronislaw Malinowski- first to do participant observation
Franz Boas- Father of anthropology
Trobriand- eastern coast of New Guinea
Baffinland- in artic circle…
What is Anthropology and what are the Major Subfields?
When the question of what is Anthropology is raised amongst most individuals, the answer can sometimes be one that is unquestionably vague as Anthropology varies in different subfields. Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present to understand the complexity of various cultures. In addition, Anthropology builds upon knowledge from social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. Anthropology consists…
Anthropology: the study of the human species and its immediate ancestors.
It offers a broader view – a distinctive comparative, cross-cultural perspective.
Do more than study nonindustrial societies.
Seeks reliable explanations with reference to the material and physical world.
Unique blend of biological, social, cultural, linguistic, historical and contemporary perspectives.
Also linked to humanities.
A comparative science that now extends to all society: ancient and modern, simple and complex…
Anthropology is the study of humans species and its immediate ancestors. Anthropology examines the origins of human existence from the past and present of human existence. Such as where did Homo sapiens originate? It explains the differences and similarities of different cultures throughout the world. The four different types of general Anthropology is Sociocultural which is when it explains social and cultural similarities and differences. Archaeological is when they reconstruct and interprets…
“Anthropologists At Work”
In the movie Anthropologists At Work the class learned about all the various careers of anthropology in the modern world. When I was younger I did not think about how differences in culture affect a specific human race. We live in a society that is so globally entwined, as the movie stated, it is important to be aware of anthropological culture and differences. Anthropologists At Work shows…
THE DISCIPLINE OF ANTHROPOLOGY
THE DEFINITION OF ANTHROPOLOGY
The term "Anthropology" is derived from the Greek words: anthropos, meaning human or man, and logos meaning study. Thus, Anthropology means the study of humans. The working definition that we will use in this course is given below. ( You will find that important definitions in the lectures are boxed.)
The study of humankind at all times and all places.
Anthropology is a discipline of infinite curiosity about…