Definition of Culture in Anthropology: Characteristics & Concept


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What do we mean when we say that culture has an adaptive function?

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1. Culture is a feature of:

2. What is the difficulty with observing the culture of peoples who no longer exist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anthropology is the study of humankind, including beliefs, laws, social norms, materials, products and architecture. Cultural anthropology focuses on specific aspects of this broad subject. This quiz will ensure you understand the key elements of cultural anthropology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment highlights major aspects of cultural anthropology with questions regarding:

  • Definitions
  • Epistemological boundaries
  • Possible problems in research

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the definition of culture as related to anthropology from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the passing down of culture through generations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a problem in cultural anthropology research

Additional Learning

To learn more about cultural anthropology, review the lesson titled Definition of Culture in Anthropology: Characteristics & Concept. This lesson goes into further explaining culture and its relation to:

  • Groups
  • Behavior
  • Adaptation
  • Artifacts & architecture