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Ch 1: AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Beliefs & Behavior

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam, consult this chapter to study the core components of the anthropology field. This self-paced chapter includes short lessons and practice quizzes to help you get fully prepared for the test.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Beliefs & Behavior
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding the Field of Anthropology

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.

Overview of Physical Anthropology

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.

What is Cultural Anthropology?

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.

Understanding Linguistic Anthropology

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.

Overview of Archaeological Anthropology

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.'

Interpreting Anthropological Data: Issues & Significance

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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