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Anthropology

The study of human culture and evolution

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Paleoanthropology

The study of early hominins/ anatomical and behavioral human evolution as revealed in fossil record.

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Quantitatively

Measurements of quantity with properties as size, number, and capacity

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Theory

A statement of scientific relationships or underlying principles that have been verified through the testing of hypotheses.

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Scientific Testing

The precise repulsion of an experiment or expansion of observed data to provide verification

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Quadrupedal

Using all four limbs support the body during locomotion. (Basic mammalian)

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Ethnocentric

Viewing other cultures from the inherently biased perspective of ones own culture

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Empirical

Relying on experiment or observation

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Hypotheses

A provisional explanation of a phenomenon

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Science

A body of knowledge gained through observation and experimentation

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Primatology

The study of biology and behavior of nonhuman primates.

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Osteology

The study of skeletal remains.

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Bioarchaeology

The study of skeletal remains from archaeological sites

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Paleopathology

(A branch of osteology) that studies the evidence of disease and injuries in human skeletal remains from archaeological sites.

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Forensic Anthropology

An applied anthropological approach dealing with legal matters when identifying and analyzing human remains

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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

The double stranded molecule that contains the genetic code

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Primate Paleontology

The study of fossil primates (especially those before hominins)

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Anthropometry

Measurement of human body parts

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Artifacts

Objects/Materials made or modified for use by hominins

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Applied Anthropology

Practical application of anthropological and archaeological theories and techniques

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Ethnographies

Detailed studies of human societies

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Worldview

Perspective shared by members of a society