By: Mary Pat Lynch
Anthropology is a complex, fascinating field which makes choosing the right graduate program especially challenging. The critical thing is finding the best match between your interests and what the program offers; in anthropology this includes a variety of factors.Let's assume for the moment that...
By: Mona Gallagher
"Gentlemen, you are about to enter the most important and fascinating sphere of police work: the world of forensic medicine, where untold victims of many homicides will reach back from the grave and point back a finger accusingly at their assailant." Quincy M.E...
By: Mary Pat Lynch
Physical anthropology explores the relationships between the body and culture. Sound like a broad topic? You bet, and physical anthropologists explore it all.Best known today perhaps are the forensic anthropologists. These researchers understand the human skeleton as a living system, going beyond the science...
The differences between ecological medical anthropology and critical medical anthropology
By: Christine G.
The field of medical anthropology is a relatively recent field of studies which first became a coherent discipline in the 1950s. It encompasses human health and disease, health care systems, and biocultural adaptation, drawing on all four fields of anthropology (physical, cultural, archaeological, and linguistic)...
By: Mary Pat Lynch
Medical anthropologists use the tools, techniques, and theories of anthropology to study medical systems. Since every culture on earth has some way of treating the sick, medical anthropology has something to tell us about health and healing everywhere.Thinking traditionally, of the study of "primitive"...
The difference between anthropology and archaeology explained
By: Christine G.
People often confuse anthropology and archeology. The words seem similar, and the two fields overlap. Archeology is one of the sub-fields anthropology. The other three sub-fields are cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and linguistics. Physical and cultural anthropologist often make use of archaeological techniques to collect...
By: Mandy Donoghue
United States Anthropology Museumsfrom East Coast to West CoastIf human beings from the past and present pique your interest, check out these anthropology museums on your next vacation. You may not have to travel far. They may be located right in your own neighborhood.The...
The inductive approach to cultural anthropology
By: Eva Pronovost
Cultural anthropologists are faced with a problem: how do they arrive at scientific conclusions that help us understand human societies, when the researchers themselves are influenced by their own cultural biases and preconceived notions concerning the society that they are studying?This question was one...
By: Mona Gallagher
Forensic anthropology is a subfield of physical anthropology and is used by law enforcement agencies for identification of remains or in identification of traumatic injuries or disease where the identification is known. More often, the forensic anthropologist works with skeletal remains.The investigative work and...
By: Lee Caleca
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, Illinois, North America Some experts believe something particularly dreadful may have occurred at Cahokia because there are no legends, no records, and no lore among local tribes. The people who lived in the area were a native civilization believed...

 

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