Anthropology

Published: 25.05.2016
Anthropology is the study of humans and their societies in the past and present.
Its main subdivisions are

  • Social anthropology and
    Cultural anthropology,

    which describes the workings of societies around the world,
  • Linguistic anthropology,
    which investigates the influence of language in social life, and
  • Biological or physical anthropology,
    which concerns long-term development of the human organism.
  • Archaeology,
    which studies past human cultures through investigation of physical evidence, is thought of as a branch of anthropology in the United States, while in Europe, it is viewed as a discipline in its own right, or grouped under other related disciplines such as history.

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