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1. The study of the cultural development of groups of people by examining their customs, beliefs, and behavior.
2. The study of humans, concentrating on culture, defined as non-genetic human behavior.
    Normally broken down into these various fields:
    • Cultural anthropology, contemporary cultures.
    • Archeology, cultures of the past.
    • Linguistic anthropology, languages and their cultural roles.
    • Physical anthropology, the evolution of humans and the relationsip between biology and culture.
The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans is located at this anthropology page.
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Word Entries containing the term: “anthropology
action anthropology
Any use of anthropological knowledge for planned change by the member of a local cultural group.
adjustment anthropology
Any use of anthropological knowledge that makes social interaction between people who operate with different cultural codes more predictable.
applied anthropology, practicing anthropology
1. Any use of anthropological knowledge to influence social interaction, to maintain or to change social institutions, or to direct the course of cultural change.
2. A branch of anthropology that concerns itself with applying anthropological knowledge to achieve practical goals; usually, in the service of an agency outside the traditional academic setting.
clan anthropology
A kinship group normally comprising several lineages; its members are related by a unilineal descent rule, but it is too large to enable members to trace actual biological links to all other members.
class anthropology
A system of stratification defined by unequal access to economic resources and prestige, but permitting individuals to alter their rank.
criminal anthropology
The application of anthropological studies to the possible identification of the physical and psychological character of the criminal.
cultural anthropology
The anthropological study of human group attributes that are acquired and transmitted by learning; such as, social organizations, technologies, languages, customs, traditions, religions, art, and so forth.
forensic anthropology
The application of anthropological methods to medicolegal problems of individual identification.
hematological anthropology
The study of the constituents of the blood with reference to the differential distribution of blood groups, hemoglobin types, and other variables among human populations.
pathological anthropology
The study of disease in humans from the viewpoint of its differential distribution among human groups.
physical anthropology
The study of the physical characteristics of human beings and their ancestors, and of the variability of these characteristics among and within identifiable groups.
serological anthropology
The study of the variability of blood serum constituents among human groups; a subdivision of hematological anthropology.
social anthropology
The anthropological study of human societies, with particular reference to kinship systems, social roles, tribal organization, community structure, classes, and castes, political, economic, and religious institutions, and the like.
zoological anthropology
Anthropology with particular reference to human's place in the animal kingdom, and with special emphasis on comparison with other primates.