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  The world's top Anthropology websites
Central to anthropology is the concept of culture, and the notion that human nature is culture; that our species has evolved a universal capacity to conceive of the world symbolically, to teach and learn such symbols socially, and to transform the world (and ourselves) based on such symbols.
Anthropology grew increasingly distinct from natural history and by the end of the nineteenth century the discipline began to crystallize into its modern form - by 1935, for example, it was possible for T.K. Penniman to write a history of the discipline entitled A Hundred Years of Anthropology.
Anthropology in the U.S. Anthropology in the United States was essentially founded by Franz Boas, who used his positions at Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History to train and develop multiple generations of students.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm/Anthropology   (2294 words)

  ScienceDaily: Anthropology
Anthropology is distinguished from other social-science disciplines by its emphasis on cultural relativity, in-depth examination of context, and cross-cultural comparisons.
Anthropology -- Anthropology consists of the study of humanity.
Professionals in many disciplines, from archeology to forensic science and anthropology, must be able to identify organic and inorganic fibers and particles.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/anthropology   (1476 words)

 Kent Anthropology: Biological Anthropology
Biological Anthropology is the newest (and smallest!) of the University of Kent Anthropology research groups.
Specialise in biological anthropology throughout your three years, with the opportunity to take additional modules in archaeology, biology or psychology.
Study biological anthropology with us for two years, before spending your third at at a choice of universities in the USA, and returning to Kent for your final year.
www.kent.ac.uk /anthropology/bioanth/index.html   (314 words)

 biological anthropology, biological anthropology program
The Biological Anthropology is internationally known as a center of excellence in research and doctoral training in this disciplinary area.
The Biological Anthropolgy Program offers research training in a wide variety of specializations including human and primate paleontology, dental anthropology, human and primate gross anatomy and osteology, palaeodemography and forensics, and biological demography, skeletal biomechanics, as well as other cognate areas of basic biology and human structure.
Graduate faculty in Biological Anthropology are drawn from the Departments of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Kent State, the Department of Anatomy at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron.
www.kent.edu /biomedical/BiologicalAnthropology   (464 words)

 Department of Anthropology
Bob Anemone is currently writing a textbook on the biological and social meanings of the concept of race for Prentice Hall.
His research interests are in primate and human functional morphology and evolution, growth and development, and vertebrate paleontology.
Recent graduates in biological anthropology have won numerous awards and scholarships, have attended prestigious universities for MA and Ph.D. degrees, and have worked in a variety of different professional settings.
www.wmich.edu /anthropology/biological.html   (433 words)

 Department of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico
Anthropology is the study of humanity and its works, from the most remote point in human prehistory to the cultural, linguistic, and biological diversity of the present.
The UNM Anthropology Department is firmly committed to a four-field approach to anthropology and therefore offers strong graduate and undergraduate programs in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Ethnology/Linguistic Anthropology, and Human Evolutionary Ecology.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biological anthropology, expertise in biological anthropology, and qualifications that would allow the applicant to meet the University of New Mexico requirements for tenure and appointment at the rank of at least Associate Professor in Anthropology.
www.unm.edu /~anthro   (643 words)

 A Career in Biological Anthropology
The division of anthropology called biological anthropology is very different from the others; it deals with both the social behavior and the biology of people--it is a biosocial science.
Biological anthropologists are interested in human evolution, from our origins and diversity in the past to our probable future as inhabitants of this planet.
Biological anthropology (also called physical anthropology), then, is an interesting mixture of social studies and biological studies; several other ingredients make it even more fascinating.
weber.ucsd.edu /~jmoore/bioanthro/brochure1.html   (1003 words)

  Biological Anthropology
The major subfields of biological anthropology are represented in the undergraduate curriculum of
At the graduate level, training in biological anthropology is focused upon primate behavioral ecology and evolution.
Our resident biological anthropologist specializes in the behavioral ecology of Malagasy lemurs and on the extinctions and development of anthropogenic landscapes and faunal assemblages during the Quaternary of Madagascar.
www.anthropology.pdx.edu /biological.html   (217 words)

  Anthropology - Intro to Biological Anthropology
Biological anthropologists also study the evolutionary origins of the human species from non-human primates that began many millions of years ago.
, which deals with the application of biological anthropology methods to legal issues (e.g identification of crime victims), is a very dynamic branch of biological anthropology.
In common with the other three subfields of anthropology, biological anthropology uses the comparative method to test the boundaries between the culturally constructed and the biologically determined.
www.siue.edu /ANTHROPOLOGY/Introduction/physical.htm   (174 words)

At Albion, the anthropology program offers more courses in cultural anthropology than in other subfields, but there are regularly offered courses in biological anthropology and archaeology and all anthropology majors are required to take one course in one of these sub-fields.
Students are often able to complete requirements for the anthropology major while studying off-campus (specific requirements might be fulfilled by, for example, taking an archaeology or biological anthropology course or an anthropology course focusing on a particular region; anthropology courses can also be taken that help fulfill the requirement of 8 units for the major).
Although anthropology and sociology are separate and distinct disciplines, they also have many things in common: theories and methodologies, a focus on cultural similarities and differences and a commitment to international and/or global studies.
www.albion.edu /anthsoc/anthropology.asp   (2036 words)

 KSU - Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the academic discipline that studies humans holistically through an interdisciplinary lens: combining science with humanities; biology with culture; history with prehistory; and primates with language.
Anthropology is by definition concerned with human diversity, and we have provided primary leadership within academia in researching this important domain for over one hundred years.
By focusing on the complex linkages among the three subfields of anthropology- cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology- and by emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork, anthropology prepares students to survive in an increasingly multidisciplinary and multicultural world.
dept.kent.edu /anthropology   (314 words)

Social anthropology split off as a separate discipline; and with the incorporation first of studies of non-human primates (primatology), then of human heredity (genetics), and most recently of mechanisms of human adaptation (including nutrition, demography, disease, ecology and climatic responses), the old “physical” anthropology was completely swallowed up.
As a result of this history, biological anthropology is fuzzy at the edges: it merges into zoology (primatology and ecology), medicine and human biology (health, population structure and genetics), geology and palaeontology (human evolution), and of course archaeology and social anthropology.
Throughout each course in biological anthropology the student is brought face to face with the relationships between human beings and the natural world: humans as animals, their biological functions, the origin of the human species and its special features, the interaction of health and the human environment.
info.anu.edu.au /studyat/010PP_Undergraduate/_AOI_Biological_Anthropology.asp   (505 words)

Anthropology is a humanistic social science dedicated to understanding the worldwide diversity of social institutions and cultural traditions.
An option open only to anthropological archaeology and biological anthropology students is to make the literature-based thesis (defended by the beginning of the winter quarter of the second year) one component of a larger project involving the collection of original data.
The Anthropology of Modern Society is a project of graduate training and research dedicated to the critical study of modernity and its counterpoints.
www.ucsd.edu /catalog/curric/ANTH.html   (3994 words)

 Biological Anthropology @ UCLA
Sometime in the last 5 million years, natural selection created a creature with a very large brain that walked upright, was adept at making and using tools, developed language, and came to rely heavily on imitation, social learning, and culture.
Biological anthropologists study all facets of this process.
Biological anthropology is interesting and important because an evolutionary perspective provides a rich source of insight about why we are the way we are.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /anthro/bioanthro   (241 words)

 CSUEB Department of Anthropology - Home Page
Anthropology is the multifaceted study of humanity from an evolutionary, historical, and global perspective.
Students in anthropology learn about their own culture as well as those of other peoples as they are shaped by biological evolution, ecological constraints, political history, and sociological conditioning.
Anthropology will help you to gain a holistic understanding of yourself and the people around you; the field cultivates an appreciation of what all humans share, as well as how humans differ across time and space.
class.csueastbay.edu /anthropology   (389 words)

 index.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment.
Anthropology is unique among the social sciences because of its comprehensive scope, unique methods, and particular focus on people from non-Western societies.
Biological anthropology is the study of human origins, evolution, and biological variation.
www.csun.edu /~hfant005/index.html   (626 words)

 Anthropology - Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Anthropology is devoted to the “holistic” study of humankind, to the understanding and explanation of human beings in all of their diverse aspects at all times and places.
The study of biological anthropology encompasses a wide range of scientific fields, including genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology, biomedical anthropology (infectious and genetic diseases), human growth and the physiology and evolution of behaviour.
Social Anthropology is concerned with the cultures and ways of life of all the world’s societies in both the present and the recent past - from remote tribal communities in Africa and South America to the villages of contemporary Polynesia and the suburbs, factories and board-rooms here in Auckland.
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz /departments/index.cfm?S=D_ANTHRO   (430 words)

 Anthropology Fact Sheet
The mission of the anthropology major within the Department of Sociology-Anthropology is twofold: (1) the promotion of cross-cultural and international understanding and (2) the advancement of knowledge about the human condition.
The course requirements in anthropology are designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the discipline as a whole.
At the same time, students with an anthropology emphasis may concentrate in one of the four primary subdisciplines: ethnology (sociocultural anthropology), linguistics, archaeology or biological anthropology.
www.ndsu.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/ahss/anthro.shtml   (844 words)

 AAPA - Careers - Career Brochure
The division of anthropology called biological anthropology is very different from the others, it deals with both the social behavior and the biology of people--it is a biosocial science.
Biological anthropologists are interested in human evolution, from our origins and diversity in the past to our probable future as inhabitants of this planet.
Biological anthropology (also called physical anthropology), then, is an interesting mixture of social studies and biological studies; several other ingredients make it even more fascinating.
www.physanth.org /careers/brochure.html   (1080 words)

In this course, the biological characteristics of human populations are studied in terms of their adaptive significance.
This introductory Anthropology course is designed to introduce students to important scholarly and practical concepts in the study of "race" and racism historically and across cultures.
Prerequisite: Anthropology 0125, at least one of the 0160-level courses (Anthropology 0161, 0162, 0163 or 0164), and Introduction to Biology (C083/C084 or 0103/0104) for majors, or permission of the instructor for non-majors.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_anthro.html   (4861 words)

 Department of Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The traditional subfield of Biological Anthropology focuses on humans and the nonhuman primates as biological organisms, encompassing both their evolutionary history and present-day variation.
Biological anthropologists therefore research not only fossils, but also all of the various and integrated components of existing biological variation - from genetics and morphology to behavioral ecology in both human and non-human groups.
Studies of the patterns of disease within human populations in different biological and social environments and across and within populations, represent one focus of the Biological Anthropology program.
anthro.dac.uga.edu /fourfields/biological.html   (559 words)

 Daniel J. Wescott, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Biological anthropologists that specialize in forensics are often called upon by medical examiners and law enforcement agencies to estimate sex, age, population affinity, and stature of unidentified remains.
The MU Department of Anthropology can offer students a first-rate education in biological anthropology and has the faculty expertise to allow students to focus their research in forensic anthropology.
The disadvanteges to studying forensic anthropology at MU include: 1) the department does not offer a graduate level course specifically in forensic anthropology at this time, 2) the amount of casework students are exposed to varies greatly, and 3) the department has limited in-house skeletal collections for conducting forensic anthropological research.
web.missouri.edu /~wescottd/forensicanth.html   (1245 words)

 Programs - Biological Anthropology
Biological anthropology is concerned with the origins, evolution, and modern variability of the human species.
The anthropology department at UWF offers an undergraduate program in biological anthropology, which complements the other undergraduate programs in cultural anthropology and archaeology.
This program allows undergraduates to acquire a solid background in general anthropology along with the opportunity to pursue more specialized interests.
uwf.edu /anthropology/programs/index-b.cfm   (81 words)

 Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Biological Anthropology Laboratory facilities include an excellent and expanding collection of human skeletal remains, australopithecine casts, hominine casts, and primate skeletal remains.
Students interested in the field of biological anthropology have the opportunity to study and work with these teaching and research materials.
Some of the current research projects in physical anthropology at Texas AandM University concern the analyses of Middle Pleistocene hominine variation, Paranthropus and paleoecology in South Africa, the bioarchaeology of the Ancient Maya, and the behavior of prosimians in Indonesia.
anthropology.tamu.edu /physical_lab.htm   (154 words)

 Physical/Biological Anthropology
Too often Physical/Biological Anthropology is conceived as a field that bears no connection to the present.
Anthropology students connect to creative work by their colleagues, especially as it illustrates the fact that anthropology is not just a collection of interesting theories and perspectives on the world.
One of the great ways to stress critical thinking in physical/biological anthropology is by focusing on the issue of categorization as it relates to taxonomy.
www.ltcconline.net /lukas/teaching/teaching1.htm   (367 words)

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