Essay on Anthropology Midterm

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Anthropology 250
March 13, 2012

Section 1: Short Answer

2. List and briefly explain the three goals of archaeology. How do they apply and differ from the earlier paradigms of archaeology? * The three goals of archaeology are the study of culture history, reconstruct past life ways, and understand cultural processes. The study of culture history is to piece together the history of how culture changes over time. To reconstruct past life ways is a complex process that involves a good deal of analysis which is to figure out as much you can about the people who lived at a particular site or civilization. To understand cultural processes entails trying to figure out how and why material culture has changed which happens in
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Context is the vital aspect of archaeological information meaning it is the physical setting, location, and association of artifacts and features. Context is so important to archaeologists because it provides many of the information archaeologists need to determine the significance and authenticity. The more that is known about the object the better archaeologists can understand the history of the people who made them. Respectfully, Mrs. Christmas

3. Please discuss your research topic on the particular civilization you have chosen. b. My research topic civilization is on Egypt and I chose to talk about King Tut.

Section 3 Part 1:

1. In the attachments section of the exam you will find the story “A modern Bedtime Story”. Read it and answer the questions a-e. a. Professor Chardonney should be considered for murder because at the end of the day that offspring was half human just like him. b. Yes, it is a mixture of Australopithecus afarensis and Homo sapiens, but the point of the field study was to discover the truth of our human origins which makes Australopithecus afarensis a vital being. Professor Chardonney kidnapped the offspring, hit it on the head, and buried it. This would be considered murder for Homo sapiens and this offspring would have been valued in our society to expose the truth of the creation. c. Six traits or characteristics that separate us from apes are: the dexterous hands, teeth and jaws,