Essay Anthropology Midterm

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Anthropology 250 March 13, 2012 Midterm 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…show more content…
I do not want to be naïve because I do believe there are things about there we still have not come across or animals that we believe are extinct, but these things are just open interpretations with no valid proof. The show Ancient Aliens does tend to trick me sometimes; especially, with a part referenced from the bible about the creation of mankind. The genesis verse line 26 states, “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Totally blew my mind and had me really think about this theory because when you think about what do you mean by let us and our image is their another world out there, is there more than one God? It really had at a pensive state. A conspiracy theory would be the saying, “we never landed on the moon” because there should be only one light source on the pictures and there seems to be more than one light source. Also, the picture of the American flag seems to be waving when the moon is airless. 15. Please discuss three ways to determine the age/sex of a skeleton in some detail (attached in the back). Section 2: 1. Stratigraphic Profile (attached in the back). 2. Answer the questions listed under the mask. a.
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