What is Anthropology-- The 4 Fields

What is Anthropology-- The 4 Fields - Chapter One What Is...

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Chapter One What Is Anthropology?
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What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of people their origins their development and contemporary variations wherever and whenever they have been found
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Branches of Anthropology Physical Anthropology Archaeology Anthropological Linguistics Cultural Anthropology
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Physical Anthropology Paleoanthropology Primatology Human physical variation Forensic Anthropology Applied Physical Anthropology
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Physical Anthropology Study of humans from a biological perspective. Areas of investigation: Paleoanthropology - emergence of humans and how humans have evolved through the study of fossil remains. Human variation - how and why the physical traits of human populations vary.
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Forensic Anthropology Dr. Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, works with police, the courts, medical examiners, and international organizations to identify victims of crimes, disasters, and genocide. Dr. Reichs inspired the primetime TV series Bones .
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Primatology Study of anatomy and social behavior of nonhuman primate species. Effort to learn about human evolution by studying contemporary nonhuman primates in similar environments. Example: tool-making skills found in chimpanzees help explain human strategies for adapting to the environment.
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Primatology Primatologist Birute Galdikas with an orangutan in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. She has spent more than three decades studying and defending these primates.
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Guda during the Spring '11 term at Campbell.

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