Week 13: Cultural Anthropology: Trade & Economic Institutions
- Read: Ember textbook, Chp 11
- Quiz due Thursday 9pm
- Online media #10 - due no later than 5pm Fri
- Research Paper due LATE by Fri Apr 20 5pm
Final Exam will be available Monday, April 30 9am and must be completed by Tuesday, May 1 9pm.
Anthropology Quote of the Week:
"I know you think you are being generous, but the foundation of gift giving is reciprocity. You haven't given me a gift. You've given me an obligation... The essence of the custom is that I now have to go out and purchase for you a gift of commensurate value and representing the same perceived level of friendship as that represented by the gift you've given me. It's no wonder suicide rates skyrocket this time of year." - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Online Media 10:Reciprocity & the Power of Giving, by Lee Cronk
||Online Media 9:
Is There a Family? New Anthropological Views, by Collier, Rosaldo and Yanagisako (Routledge, 1997)
||Online Media 8: Harvard psychologist
Steven Pinkeron linguistics (Big Think, 2012)
||Online Media 7:Everything You Wanted To Know About Culture,
Dr. Saba F. Sabdar, TEDxGuelphU
||Online Media 6:
Guns, Germs and Steel, Part 1, feat. Jared Diamond
(National Geographic, 2005)
||Online Media 5: Watch this video of the archaeology of the Fremont Indians (PBS, 2013)
||Online Media 4: Listen to this interview with Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show from the program "Fresh Air" on NPR (Feb 18, 2016)
Online Media 3: Watch
PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III"(YouTube, ~52 min, 2014)
||Online Media 2: In Search of Human Origins from Discovery Channel, 1999 (YouTube 69 min)
||Online Media 1: Evidence for Evolution from StatedClearly.com (YouTube 11:22)
Recommended viewing: Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology"
Language and Myth
Domestication and the Rise of Civilization
- My Evolution "Prezi"
- Introduction: Human Evolution, New Scientist
- Human Evolution, ArchaeologyInfo.com
- Read an excerpt from Chip Walters' new book "Last Ape Standing"
- Introduction to Human Evolution, Pearson
- Misguided Nostalgia for our Paleo Past, Chronicle of Higher Education
- What Makes Us Human?, lecture by Katherine Pollard, California Academy of Sciences
- Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Endurance Running Capabilities,
Daniel E. Lieberman, et al
- Becoming Human website
- Smithsonian Institution human origins website
- National Geographic human origins website
- PBS Evolution website
- Powerpoint on Early Hominids from Harvard
Evolution and Genetics
Online Media 10
Read the following article about practices of reciprocity and answer the following questions:Reciprocity and the Power of Giving, by Lee Cronk
1. Explain where the term “Indian-giving” came from and why.
2. How has gift giving in some societies come to serve as a substitute for war? Describe a culture that has a “war of wealth” instead of a “war of blood”.
3. What is a modern-day example of reciprocity that the author discusses?
E-mail your completed assignment
with the SUBJECT: ANTH10
Due Friday, April 20, 5pm
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