What is anthropology? The study of humankind viewed from the perspective of all people and all times • Cultural Anthropology, archeology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, biological anthropology • Cultural anthropologists study present day societies “culture” • Archaeologists study past human societies focusing mainly on material remains artifacts • Linguistic anthropologists study the construction and use of language by human societies • Language- written or spoken symbols that refer to things and that make possible the transfer of knowledge • sociolinguistics- investigation of language's social contexts • Physical anthropologists study all aspects of present and past human biology. Deals with the evolution of and variation of human biengs and there living and past relatives • Central area of interest that many anthropologists share is the interrelationship between what humans have inherited genetically and culture. Bio cultural approach What is physical anthropology
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.