The study of human biological variation in time and space.
Five special interests within Biological Anthropology
Human evolution as revealed by the fossil record.
Human growth and development.
Human biological plasticity.
The study of nonhuman primates.
The study of language and linguistic diversity in time, space, and society.
The study of language in society.
Field of study that seeks reliable explanations, with reference to the material and physical world.
Using anthropology to solve contemporary problems.
Cultural Resource Management
Deciding what needs saving when entire archaeological sites cannot be saved.
A set of ideas formulated to explain something
An observed relationship between two or more variables.
A suggested but as yet unverified explanation.
Steps in the Scientific Method
1. Have a research question 2. Construct a hypothesis 3. Posit a mechanism 4. Get data to test your hypothesis 5. Devise a way of measuring 6. Analyze your data 7. Draw a conclusion 8. Derive implications 9. Contribute to a larger theory
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