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anthropologythe study of all humankind in all times and places
archaeologythe study of material remains, usually from the past, to describe and explain human behavior
physical anthropologythe systematic study of humans as biological organisms, also known as biological anthropology
natural selectionthe evolutionary process through which factors in the environment exert pressure, favoring some individuals over others to produce the next generation
cultural anthropologythe study of customary patterns in human behavior, thought, and feelings. it focuses on humans as culture-producing and culture-reproducing creatures in a particular environment
populationin biology, a group of similar individuals that can and do interbreed
genetic driftchance fluctuations of allele frequencies in the gene pool of a population
culture-bound theorytheories about the world and reality based on the assumptions and value's of one's own culture
George Mendelaustrian monk who discovered the basic principles of heredity through experiments in his garden
Charles Darwinan english naturalist and geologist who theorized that that evolution took place as a result of natural selection
genea portion of dna molecules that direct the synthesis of specific proteins, the molecular unit of heredity
Human Genome Projectthe massive effort to sequence the entire human genetic code
William Havilandhe demonstrated that social status is reflected in skeletal evidence of differences in diet, sickness, and physical labor among individuals
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