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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What clues to early human migration can be found in the Great Flood and Last Ice Age?
- What patterns can be found in contemporary migration?
- How do the terms emigration and immigration differ in meaning?
- What major models are used to explain human origins?
- What are some theories of cultural evolution?
- How do the concepts of human grouping and identity relate to each other?
1. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
2. The Great Flood and Population Migrations
The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations
In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. In-Migration and Out-Migration: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions of in-migration and out-migration and differentiate these two concepts from immigration. You'll also be given examples of in-migration and out-migration and explore their causes and impacts.
14. What Is Emigration? - Definition & Statistics
This lesson is on emigration. Here we discuss the different types of migration and some of the factors that are relevant to the permanent relocation of people to a different country. An example of emigration from the US to Mexico is given, along with some statistics.
15. What is Cultural Amalgamation?
For centuries, immigrants have helped shape the culture of the United States by blending their cultures with the larger American culture. Through this lesson, you will learn how cultural amalgamation was intended to aid in this process, and you'll explore some of the problems with the theory.
16. What is Urbanization? - Definition & Examples
Urbanization describes both growing cities and population shifts away from rural living. This lesson explains both of these processes as well as several examples of urbanization from around the world.
17. White Flight: Definition, History & Effects
This lesson gives you the history and effects of white flight, or the movement of white citizens from inner cities to outlying suburbs. Although the term is most closely linked with the 1970s, it was happening both before and after that period.
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