INTRO TO ANTHROPOLOGY - Shannon 102 - Spring 2019

Weekly Assignments

Other Info

HE&C 8eWeek 16. Course Concluded

Final Grades are done (email me if you need your password).

Now get outside! Play!

But first...

Take the time now to complete a course evaluation (see instructions to the right -->).

The Plickers Quiz Golden Point$

  • Open Blackboard (to sign in use your Morrisville account name and password, same as Webmail)
  • Click on drop down box next to your name at the top right hand side of screen
  • Scroll down the list that comes up until you see
    Liberal Arts Evaluations-Spring 2019” and click that link
  • Click on the "Content" link on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down the list of available surveys under Content until you come to this class -- it should read something like "2019 Spring: ANTH-101-01 (16246)" (Note: the list is NOT alphabetical)
  • Enter this Password: KL94
  • Complete the survey. You will have 60 minutes to complete the survey and you can attempt it a total of 3 times.


Chief Online Media B2:
Life Without Chiefs by Marvin Harris
OM9 Online Media B1: Reciprocity and the Power of Giving, by Lee Cronk

Online Media 10:
Is There a Family? New Anthropo-logical Views, by Collier, Rosaldo and Yanagisako


Online Media 9:Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain, feat. Stephen Pinker, Big Think, 2012

OM7 Online Media 8: Everything You Wanted To Know About Culture But
Were Afraid To A
sk Dr. Saba F. Sabdar, TEDxGuelphU
OM6 Online Media 7:
Watch Guns, Germs and Steel, Part 1, feat. Jared Diamond
(Source: National Geographic, 2005)
OM6 Online Media 6:
Watch this video of the archaeology of the Fremont Indians by Time Team America (PBS 2012)

Online Media 5:
Watch PBS Eons: The Two People We're All Related To (PBS Eons, YouTube, ~10 min, 2018)

OM3 Online Media 4: Watch PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III" (YouTube, ~52 min, 2014)
OM2 Online Media 3: Watch In Search of Human Origins (1999, 69 min, Discovery Channel)

Online Media 2: Evidence for Evolution from (YouTube 11:22)
due Feb 1


Online Media 1: Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology"


Recommended websites and videos:


Evolution - General

Human Evolution

Human Variation

Domestication and Civilization

Anthropological Linguistics

Endangered Cultures


Online Media have concluded


Note: I gave you 3 chances to get the subject heading correct and to not include attachments in your online media emails to me.

For example, when you sent the first online media assignment, you should have used a subject heading in the email of "ANTH1." If you wrote something else (like, for instance, "Online Media Questions 1" or "anth 1 hw"), or if you have included your assignment as an attachment, you have not paid attention to the details of the assignment instructions (details which make it crucially easier for me to organize your responses and read what you have written).

You can do this three times without penalty, but a fourth and further instances of not paying attention to the details will result in a 1-point reduction from your Online Media grade. For the vast majority of you who are doing it right, thank you for paying attention to the details!

- Regards, Prof Reymers

The online media assignments:

Each week, excepting exam weeks (see the course schedule) you will be reponsible for completing and submitting by email a weekly online media activity. This may entail doing a reading or watching a video made available online, or performing some other kind of activity. Instructions will be posted weekly right here on the webpage by Monday and will be due (by email) on Friday at 5pm of each week. You should e-mail your completed assignment to, with the a subject heading of "ANTH#" (with "#" being the number of that week's online activity, as noted above).

Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to my email, or remove the automatic subject line heading, as activities with this subject line are automatically filtered into my email activities folder (and thus I will not see an email having to do with something else until the following week or later).


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Introduction to Anthropology - Spring 2019 - Prof. Kurt Reymers