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AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Beliefs & Behavior - Chapter Summary
If you're preparing to take the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam, study this comprehensive chapter to review the major types of anthropology and interpret anthropological data. These engaging lessons ca help you prepare for exam questions related to:
- Understanding the anthropology field
- Defining physical, cultural, linguistic and archaeological anthropology
- Assessing the significance of anthropological data interpretation
Our short lessons and interactive self-assessment quizzes can help you quickly study and retain important human beliefs and behavior concepts. Taking the comprehensive chapter exam can also evaluate your readiness for this AQA exam and identity topics that may require extra attention.
1. Understanding the Field of Anthropology
This lesson offers a brief overview of the field of anthropology and explains terms like 'Homo sapien' as well as the works of Charles Darwin and Franz Boas.
2. Overview of Physical Anthropology
This lesson will seek to give an overview of physical anthropology, a branch of science that encompasses both biology and social science. In doing so, it will highlight fossils, Homo Sapiens, and paleontology.
3. What is Cultural Anthropology?
This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.
4. Understanding Linguistic Anthropology
This lesson will seek to give an overview of linguistic anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the specialty areas of historical, descriptive, and sociolinguistics, as well as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
5. Overview of Archaeological Anthropology
This lesson will give an overview of archaeological anthropology. In doing so, it will explain the concept of prehistory, the specialty of historical archaeology, and the terms 'artifact' and 'excavate.'
6. Interpreting Anthropological Data: Issues & Significance
When gathering and interpreting data, anthropologists face different challenges depending on their subfield. This lesson looks at two subfields, biological and cultural anthropology, and discusses their difficulties and how anthropologists combat them.
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- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Movement & Migration
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: The Local Perspective
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Perspectives on World Issues
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology
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