Physical Anthropology

Enviromental Anthropology

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The definition of anthropology is the study of all humanity and how we live and why we bring up such different cultural values into our lives, which makes us all different no matter where we take residence. It all ties into the natural sciences, and the humanities, all of which tie to culture and history and why we think the way we think. It is all truly interesting, as is environmental anthropology, one of the many sub categories in the studies. Environmental anthropology has ties to ecological studies, studying over the human race through its time and the space above us.

These studies are what make us, us. It goes over our political reasoning and why we have such strong thoughts over each other and why we make our points across over such a thin line. It is also the study of how we live in certain living conditions and how the world is perceived through the science of nature and its own surroundings. It shows what our cultures have become and why we do not all think the same in different areas of our earth, thus the study of the environment in a way that represents people, not science of our actual earth.

Realists all believe that this taking of study is fundamental in learning the ways of human life and its various cultures. This type of study actually goes back to Charles Darwin, one of the first realists who took his study serious and always wished to learn more about evolution, against all of religious backgrounds. Environmental anthropology also dictates that the relationship between us humans and the environment are one and the same, only if we treat the environment who gave us life, with care.   

It also covers such political aspects that our minds have developed such as capitalism, communism, patriotism, etc. All of which we have developed with our well aroused minds. Human ecology, ecological modernization, and environmental economics all fall under the category of environmental anthropology. This is because we have learned the background of our environment and we want more knowledge surrounding it and how we came to be and why our minds are so complex. It also goes under the study of cultures and how the environment has helped along many folklore and myths created by humans of the past and present. All in all, this type of study is one of the most multifaceted, but is worth the time to know.  

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