10 Facts About Anthropology


Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity, concerned with human behavior, human biology, cultures, societies, and linguistics, in both the present and past, including past human species.

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Anthropology, that is to say the science that treats of man, is divided ordinarily and with reason into Anatomy, which considers the body and the parts, and Psychology, which speaks of the soul.

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Anthropology wanted to localize the difference between man and the other animals, which appeared to reside in speech.

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Anthropology discovered the speech center of the human brain, today called Broca's area after him.

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Anthropology stresses that the data of comparison must be empirical, gathered by experimentation.

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Anthropology has diversified from a few major subdivisions to dozens more.

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Anthropology is a global discipline involving humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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Anthropology engages often with feminists from non-Western traditions, whose perspectives and experiences can differ from those of white feminists of Europe, America, and elsewhere.

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Anthropology's studied ethnic and family relations in the Caribbean as well as the United States, and thereby tried to improve the way black life, experiences, and culture were studied.

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Anthropology developed from so many different enterprises, including but not limited to fossil-hunting, exploring, documentary film-making, paleontology, primatology, antiquity dealings and curatorship, philology, etymology, genetics, regional analysis, ethnology, history, philosophy, and religious studies, it is difficult to characterize the entire field in a brief article, although attempts to write histories of the entire field have been made.

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