The scientific study of culture, with the goal of understanding the roots of human and non-human cultural behavior through a study of present and past human cultures, human biology, and the biology and culture of humanity's genetic relatives.

Anthropology is broken up into five main branches: Cultural Anthropology, which studies existing human cultures; Arcaheology, which studies human cultures in the past; Linguistics, which studies the development of human language; Physical (Forensic) Anthropology, which stuides human biology; and Primatology, which studies primates and their cultures, human's closest genetic. relatives .
I was an Anthropology student in college.
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The cultural and physical scientific study of humankind indiscriminate of time, place and race in an attempt to explain the origin of humankind.
Anthropology has done a much better job explaining the origin of humans than religion.
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A fascinating subject of humanity. Unfortunately, however, humans who study this usually have absolutely no job and are greatly swallowed in debt.
Yeah, anthropology is interesting, but I can't say that I would be comfortable with living in a box.
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The unnecessary bastard child of biology and sociology with a touch of linguistics.
Why be an anthropology major when you could know every single fucking thing about a Budgie.
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"It's hard to find a job when your major is in anthropology."
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People of ambiguous racial descent, usually people of black and white descent. The past, present, and future face of America and Mankind
See that mom with the mixed kids, pure anthropology, she's an anthropologist.
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Anthropological means relating to the study of mankind. Like relating to the study of humans.
I will have an anthropological expedition to Borneo
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