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Cultural anthropology

Of or pertaining to the branch of anthropology that examines culture as a scientifically meaningful concept.

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Cultural anthropology

pot-hunter

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

An "amateur archaeologist" who vandalizes and destroys sites to add to his private collection, or for monetary gain.

formalism

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

A school of economic anthropology which argues that if the concepts of formal economic theory are broadened, they can serve as analytic tools for the study of any economic system.

pecking

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

The process of manufacturing heavy-duty stone tools (bowls, mauls etc. ) From granular rocks by prolonged hammering with a hammerstone. Abrasive techniques might be used to finish the piece.

iconography

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

An important component of cognitive archaeology, this involves the study of artistic representations which usually have an overt religious or ceremonial significance; e.g. Individual deities may be ...

post-partum sex taboo

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

The prohibition of a woman from having sexual intercourse for a specified period of time following the birth of a child.

independent family household

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

A single-family unit that resides by itself, apart from relatives or adults of other generations.

rebellion

Anthropology; Cultural anthropology

An attempt within a society to disrupt the status quo and redistribute the power and resources.

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