member of mammalian order Primates, including prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans, defined by a suite of anatomical and behavioral traits.
a change in the frequency of a gene or a trait in a population over multiple generations.
a trait that increases the reproductive success of an organism, produced by natural selection
a member of the primate family Hominidae, distinguished by bipedal posture and, in more recently evolved species, a large brain.
a trait that increases the reproductive success of an organism, produced by natural selection in the context of a particular environment.
the study of fossil record of ancestral humans and their primate kin.
the study of the skeleton.
the study of diseases in ancestral human populations.
the study of human remains applied to a legal context.
the study of the nonhuman primates and their anatomy, genetics, behavior, and ecology.
subfield of biological anthropology dealing with human growth and development, adaptation to environmental extremes, and human genetics.
the study of humans as biological organisms, considered in an evolutionary framework.
the study of humankind in a cross-cultural context. anthropology includes the subfields cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology.
the sum total of learned traditions, values, and beliefs that groups of people, and a few species of highly intelligent animals, possess.
the study of the interaction between biology and culture, which plays a role in most human traits.
the study of human societies, especially in a cross-cultural context; the subdivision of anthropology that includes ethnology, archaeology, and linguistics.
the study of human societies, their traditions, rituals, beliefs, and the differences in these traits between societies.
the practice of cultural anthropology. ethnographers study the minute-to-minute workings of human societies, especially non-western societies.
the study of the material culture of past peoples.
the objects, from tools to art, left by earlier generations of people.
the objects or artifacts of past human societies.
the study of language, its origins, and use; also called anthropological linguistics.