Categories Anthropology II

II.1 Indian Lower paleolithic culture- 1

Extent- The Lower Palaeolithic cultures occur in all parts of India except Tirrunelvelly District in Tamilnadu the Kerala State in South India and the Sindh province in North West India. In Peninsular India, they occur in the middle and the upper reaches of rivers and streams, foot hills, caves, and rock shelters (M.P., T.N. and […]

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I.2.5 Descent and Alliance.

Descent theory Descent theoryis also known as lineage theory. It was put to prominence by functionalist school, chief being Redcliff Brown. The classical phase of descent theory- there are three stages The first phase of the classical period involves the creation of the new models of descent which was done by Henry Maine and Lewis […]

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I.9.6.1 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- ABO, Rh blood groups, HLA, Hp, transferring, Gm, blood enzymes.

Previous Year Questions: What are genetic markers and what is their usefulness? Why are blood groups considered as good genetic markers? Illustrate with examples. (15Marks 2013) Discuss the role of ABO blood group system in resolving cases of disputed paternity (20Marks 2012) Give a competitive account of the variations in hemoglobin levels and respiratory functions […]

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I.4 Approaches to study politics

I. Evolutionary approach: Morgan, Maine, Me Lennan and Bachofen proposed evolutionary approach for understanding power and politics in different societies. A state operates under a market economy and has intense specialization of labour.  According to Morgan, Maine, Me Lennan and Bachofen, power did not exist in the infant stage of human society. But, later men […]

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II.6.3 Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations- case studies

1. Ranchi university study The anthropology department of Ranchi university in collaboration with the Planning Commission of India have studied the Ranchi Heavy Engineering Corporation, industrial complex of Hatia zone, Patratu thermal power plant complex and Bokaro Industrial complex. Following findings have emerged- The traditional style of life has disintegrated the tribals continue to struggle […]

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