Physical Cultural Archaeology Linguistics Egyptian-tology

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What are genes?
These units of inheritance are actually long segments of codons in DNA molecules.

100

Who are The Nacirema?
Henry Mitchell Miner wrote an essay on these people, whose rituals include visiting the "holy-mouth-men" and going to the "latipso".

100

Who is Nike?

The statue seen here is a tribute to this goddess, and it also is in honor of a battle won by its creators.

100

What is phonology?
The study of sound in language.

100

What is Memphis?
This city was the capital of Egypt from the beginning in the Dynastic Period.

200

What is the fossil record?
This record shows that some species are evolutionary transitions between major groups of organisms.

200

What is a flash mob?
When a group of people (seemingly strangers) get together to do something completely random, given the place that they chose to do said action.

200

What is the Lion's Gate?

This gate is the only entrance into the city of Mycenae and has a bastion along it's right side for extra protection from invaders.

200

Who are modern Homo sapiens?
Spoken language is believed to have arisen in this human group.

200

What is Napoleon's invasion (of Egypt)?
Egyptology is generally seen as having begun with this event.

300

What is October 23 in 4004 B.C. (or roughly 6,000 years ago)?
Taking their lead from Archbishop Ussher, 18th century scientists almost universally accepted that the earth was created this long ago.

300

What is 'future shock'?
A specific form of culture shock experienced by a society that is undergoing to rapid a culture change usually resulting from frequent inventions and diffusion from other groups.

300

What is the Laocoon Group?

The statue seen here contains the most ripped priest that you will ever meet.

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What is Historical Linguistics?
Branch of linguistics focusing on recreating lost words from ancient languages.

300

What is the 0 Dynasty?
It was in this Dynasty that the King Scorpion was known to have reigned.

400

What is hierarchical?
Carolus Linnaeus was a very talented scientist who created this type of classification system for describing all living things, including humans.

400

What is participant observation?
Anthropologists use this method of research, which involves becoming an active member of an event, to better understand another culture or society.

400

What is autochthonus?
The people of Mycenae claimed to be this, implying that they (and their ancestors) had always lived on the land and that it therefore belonged to them.

400

What are cognates?
Words in sister languages that are formed from a single word in a parent language.

400

What are unwrapping parties?
This Victorian Era fad (often actually an academic rather than social gathering) created issues in the historical record of Egypt.

500

Who is Gregor Mendel?
Working in virtual obscurity during the mid-19th century, this monk gave us the basis for understanding genetic inheritance.

500

Who are the Yanomamö?
The American anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon spent more than 30 years learning about these Indians of southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil.

500

Who is Praxiteles?

The Aphrodite of Knidos, seen here, was created by this man, and set the stage for statues like Capitoline Venus and Crouching Aphrodite.

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What is code switching?
When a person switches between languages, dialects, or registers within a single conversation.

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What is "Black Land"?
Egyptians from the Middle Kingdom on called their land Kemet, meaning this.

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