By: Jaimela King
Anthropology, in layman terms, is the study of humanity and the many forces that have come come to bear on our existence over time. It is a multifaceted discipline with varying branches of anthropology; Medical Anthropology being one. Humans are complex beings and cannot be...
By: Christine G.
Most citizens of developed countries are used to a naturalistic, empirical approach tomedicine. The doctor asks questions, performs exams and lab tests, matches the symptoms to the correct diagnosis, and prescribes treatment. Medical procedures are performed in clinical settings in which the patient is separated...
By: Eva Pronovost
If you're an anthropologist, are you an archaeologist? Or maybe all archaeologists are anthropologists? Is there even a difference?In truth, all archaeologists are anthropologists, but not all anthropologists are archaeologists. Anthropology is the study of humanity in its entirety: where we've come from, what...
By: Norma Jean Bishop
Anthropology in the United States is generally divided into four areas: Linguistics, Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology and Archeology. In Europe, on the other hand, the field of Ethnology embraces cultural studies, while Archeology is more closely linked to studies of pre-history.Anthropology, in general, is...
Controversial topics in anthropology in 2008
By: Christine G.
All academic disciplines have their controversies. Often, they act as stimuli to additional exploration and research. Anthropology, which studies humankind in all its diverse manifestations over many millennia, has its share of partially-answered questions and unsolved mysteries.One of these is the perennial question: What...
By: Nathan Wada
In what have been somewhat unorthodox and rather telling moves, the link between anthropology and politics has been monetarily quantified to be worth either $400,000 in annual salary or $40 million, depending on whether you ask the CIA or the Pentagon.TIME has reported...
By: Robert Williscroft
"Currently, it is widely accepted that only one hominin genus, Homo, was present in Pleistocene Asia, represented by two species, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Both species are characterized by greater brain size, increased body height and smaller teeth relative to Pliocene Australopithecus in Africa...
By: Nathan Wada
On January 1, 2008, confronted with overwhelming empirical evidence contrary to its own rhetoric, Pakistan's Interior Ministry retracted previous claims that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died because her head struck a sunroof latch during a shooting and bombing attack on December 27, 2007.After...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
What is the Difference Between Anthropology and Archaeology?Anthropology and archaeology are really the same thing, or rather, they are the same but different. This is because archaeology is really just a specialize methodology for approaching certain specific aspects of what the larger discipline of...
By: Nathan Wada
At its heart, evolutionary anthropology concerns itself with social behavior, specifically that concerning how behavior relates to the biological and cultural evolution of hominids (the great apes') and non-hominid primates. Hominids include all the great apes, while hominins are restricted to humans and chimpanzees, and...

 

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