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What is anthropology and what is the anthropological perspective

- The study of humankind, viewed from the perspective of all people and all times.


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Major fields of anthropology and what do they study?

Archaeology - the physical representations of past civilizations.

Physical - biological, has forensic subfield

Cultural - understanding how modern societies function.

Linguistic - study of languages

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What is physical anthropology?

Biological anthropology. The study of the evolution, variation, and adaptation of humans and their past and present relatives.

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How does physical anthropology study humans ?

Some study skeletons from the past to
Investigate evolution and variation throughout human history. Those working in forensic anthropology, a specialty within physical anthropology, examine skeletons in hope of identifying the people whose bodies they came from.