Anthropology

  • an anthropologist with indigenous people.

    anthropology is the scientific study of humans, human behavior and societies in the past and present.[1][2][3] social anthropology studies patterns of behaviour and cultural anthropology[1][2][3] studies cultural meaning, including norms and values. linguistic anthropology studies how language influences social life. biological or physical anthropology[1][2][3] studies the biological development of humans.

    archaeology, which studies human activity through investigation of physical evidence, is thought of as a branch of anthropology in the united states and canada, while in europe, it is viewed as a discipline in its own right or grouped under other related disciplines, such as history.

  • origin and development of the term
  • fields
  • key topics by field: sociocultural
  • key topics by field: archaeological and biological
  • synopsis of discoveries made in the field and elsewhere
  • organizations
  • ethics
  • post–world war ii developments
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • further reading
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An anthropologist with Indigenous people.

Anthropology is the scientific study of humans, human behavior and societies in the past and present.[1][2][3] Social anthropology studies patterns of behaviour and cultural anthropology[1][2][3] studies cultural meaning, including norms and values. Linguistic anthropology studies how language influences social life. Biological or physical anthropology[1][2][3] studies the biological development of humans.

Archaeology, which studies human activity through investigation of physical evidence, is thought of as a branch of anthropology in the United States and Canada, while in Europe, it is viewed as a discipline in its own right or grouped under other related disciplines, such as history.