The study of humankind in all times and places.
The use of anthropological knowledge and methods to solve practical problems, often for a specific client.
The study of human cultures through the recovery and analysis of material remains and environmental data.
Focusing on the interaction of biology and culture
Also known as social or sociocultural anthropology. The study of customary patterns in human behavior, thought, and feelings. It focuses on humans as culture-producing and culture-reproducing creatures.
cultural resource management
A branch of archaeology tied to government policies for the protection of cultural resources and involving surveying and/or excavating archaeological and historical remains threatened by construction or development.
Based on observations of the world rather than on intuition or faith.
A detailed description of a particular culture primarily based on fieldwork.
The study and analysis of different cultures from a comparative or historical point of view, utilizing ethnographic accounts and developing anthropological theories that help explain why certain important differences or similarities occur among groups.
The term anthropologists use for on-location research
Applied subfield of physical anthropology that specializes in the identification of human skeletal remains for legal purposes.
Worldwide interconnectedness, evidenced in global movements of natural resources, trade goods, human labor, finance capital, information, and infectious diseases.
A fundamental principle of anthropology: that the various parts of human culture and biology must be viewed in the broadest possible context in order to understand their interconnections and interdependence.
The study of human languages, looking at each language's structure, history, and/or its relation to social and cultural contexts.
Theories about the world and reality based on the assumptions and values of ones own culture
also known as biological anthropology. The systematic study of humans as biological organisms
A branch of biological anthropology that uses genetic and biochemical techniques to test hypotheses about human evolution, adaptation, and variation.
The study of living and fossil primates.
a society's shared and socially transmitted ideas, values, and percpetions, which are used to make sense of experience and which generate behavior in that behavior
In ethnography, the technique of learning a people's culture through social participation and personal observation within the community being studied, as well as interviews and discussion with individual members of the group over an extended period of time.
a tenative explaination of the relation between certain phenomena
an explanation for some phenomenon that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning