About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory anthropology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn introductory anthropology. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding evolution or physical anthropology
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about physical anthropology
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Physical Anthropology chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Physical Anthropology chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a physical anthropology unit of a standard general anthropology course. Topics covered include:
- Ways that genetics can help us understand human behavior
- Evolution, adaptation and behavior of living primates
- Human evolution and the human fossil record
1. How Genetics Helps Us Understand Human Behavior
This lesson demonstrates how physical anthropologists use genetics to better understand the human experience. You'll learn how they combine their knowledge of both biology and the social sciences together to contribute to their field.
2. Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior
What do you have in common with other primates? What's different? This lesson begins to explore these questions, including the physical and behavioral adaptations that helped primates to evolve.
3. The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution
Fossils can help tell the story of how we evolved. This lesson sheds light on our closest relatives from the past and what traits human beings have developed over time. You'll learn about those species that are extinct but who live on in our genes.
4. Homo Erectus: Definition, Characteristics & Discovery
Homo erectus is one of the most intriguing members of our family tree. Alive and walking the land a mere 150,000 years ago, H. erectus left his mark across two continents. Explore the nature of one of our closest of kin.
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Other chapters within the Intro to Anthropology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Anthropology: Help and Review
- Anthropology Perspectives: Help and Review
- DNA and Cell Division: Help and Review
- Genetics for Anthropologists: Help and Review
- Evolution for Anthropologists: Help and Review
- DNA Mutations: Help and Review
- Geologic Time and Anthropology: Help and Review
- Anthropology & Ancient History: Help and Review
- Human and Cultural Migrations: Help and Review
- People and the Environment: Help and Review
- Agriculture & Domestication: Help and Review
- Ethnicity and Geography
- Studying Land Resources in Anthropology: Help and Review
- The Nature of Culture: Help and Review
- Art History and Anthropology: Help and Review
- Language and Communication in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Spatial Processes
- Settlement Patterns in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Societies in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Economic Systems in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Family Relationships in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Political Organization in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Religion in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Applications of Anthropology: Help and Review