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What is Anthropology  and What Can it Do? Anthropology Anthropos “Man, human” Logos “Study”
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What is Anthropology  and What Can it Do? Worldwide and Historical  scope The anthropological  curiosity The study of  People  everywhere throughout  time.
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What Is Anthropology? The study of humankind everywhere, throughout time. Seeks knowledge about what makes people different and about what they all have in common. Making the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.
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What Do Anthropologists Do? Anthropologists are concerned with the description and explanation of reality. They formulate and test hypotheses concerning humankind so they can develop theories about our species.
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Subdivisions of Anthropology
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Fields of Anthropology
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Biological Anthropology Human Variation How and why contemporary  human populations vary  biologically -  Human Paleontology  or Paleoanthropology Questions about the  emergence of humans and  their later evolution
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High altitude Adaptation and Medical Anthropology – at TEMPLE Dr. Charles Weitz – Dr. Sydney White –
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