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Human and Cultural Migration - Chapter Summary
In these lessons, our instructors will help you learn about how humans have moved over the Earth, starting in prehistoric times and continuing through today. You'll look at what causes people to leave their homelands and the influence this has on the places they've left.
This chapter also examines several models of human origin and the pros and cons of each argument. You'll also look at theories of cultural evolution, and ways humans form groupings. After watching these lessons, you should be able to:
- Explain the history of human migration
- Explore patterns of contemporary migration, including forced migrations
- Define and give the characteristics of emigration
- Analyze the regional continuity model of human origin as well as the replacement and partial replacement models of human origin
- Give information about the human stages, historical materialism and neo-Malthusian theories of cultural evolution
- List characteristics of identity and human grouping, such as by ethnicity or gender
Our professional instructors make these lessons entertaining as well as informative. The self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson let you gauge your knowledge and practice answering these types of questions. Each lesson includes a written transcript with key terms and phrases highlighted. Take the chapter exam to conclude your study of human and cultural migration.
1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements
This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.
2. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500
This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.
3. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts
This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.
4. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects
This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.
5. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques
This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.
6. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments
This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.
7. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques
This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.
8. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian
This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.
9. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender
This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.
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