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Anthropology: Welcome

Welcome to Anthropology Subject Guide

Introduction

What is Anthropology?

 

Anthropology is the the study of man across time and space. Anthropology is not only the study of man in present context, but embodies the study of human beings journey through the path of evolution from Pleistocene period till today's globalized world trying to trace the future path. What is Anthropology?
A few common questions posed by anthropology are: how are societies different and how are they the same? How has evolution shaped how people reason? and what is culture? By taking the time to study peoples’ lives in detail, anthropologists explore what makes us uniquely human. In doing so, anthropologists aim to increase our understanding of ourselves and of each other.

Discover Anthropology

Branches Of Anthropology

Anthropology is classified into so many branches.
  • Socio-cultural anthropology

  • Biological or physical anthropology
  • Archeological anthropology
  •  Linguistic Anthropology.
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Museum Anthropology
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Contract archaeology
  • Ethnology

Kinds of Anthropology

Subfields of anthropology

Note:

Franz Boas is the father of modern anthropology while Ruth  Benedict and Margaret Mead are considered as mothers of anthropology.

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