Categories Anthropology I

(b) Diffusionism (British, German and American)

Diffusion may be simply defined as the spread of a cultural item from its place of origin to other places . A more expanded definition depicts diffusion as the process by which discrete culture traits are transferred from one society to another, through migration, trade, war, or other contact . Diffusionism was an attempt to […]

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I.9.1.2 biochemical methods,

Protein purification: Protein purification is a series of processes used to isolate a specific type of protein from a complex mixture. Protein purification is important for the characterization of the function, structure and interactions of the protein of interest. The various steps in the purification process may include the isolation of the protein from a […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.9.1 Immunological methods,

IMMUNOLOGICAL METHODS Immunological techniques are important to detect emerging infectious agents like dengue fever, West Nile fever, and Rift Valley fever and biological weapons like Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) and variola major vims (smallpox), botulinum neurotoxins, Yersinia pestis, and Francisella tularensis which are great threat to public health. Following are the immunological methods are based mainly […]

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I.9.1.2 Methods for study of genetic principles in man-family study- twin study,

Establishing twin registers have an enormous potential for research on the genetics of complex traits. Some of them have existed for decades and have carefully collected longitudinal data on behavioural traits, diseases and environmental risk factors in large samples of twins and their families. By making comparisons between monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins, twin […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.12 Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology may be defined as that branch of physical anthropology which for forensic purposes deals with the identification of more or less skeletonised remains known to be, or suspected of being human. It is the application of the anatomical science of anthropology and its various subfields, including forensic archaeology and forensic taphonomy, in a legal setting. A forensic anthropologist can […]

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