Anthropology is the study of human society. Cultural or sociocultural anthropology is concerned with customs. Biological or physical anthropology focuses on genetics and evolution, the fossil record, biodiversity, and primatology. Some academic sources also identify archeology and medical anthropology as being sub-disciplines of this field.

Anthropology is utilized in critical analysis of the Bible. It is also one of the branches of science you have to ignore to believe in young Earth creationism.

Career opportunitiesEdit

Anthropologists work in universities, museums, government agencies, social services, private businesses and corporations, community and service and world organizations, independent research institutes, nonprofit associations, and the media.

Anthropologists work to build research partnerships, assess product markets, evaluate programs and services, develop new educational programs, and improve community health. They are health practitioners, forensic investigators, public policy experts, international business executives, and community, economic, and organizational development specialists. They address issues of information technology systems, housing, social justice, law, environmental and cultural resource management, and the arts. They investigate social networks, migration, architecture, and civil nstitutions.

Anthropologists' awareness of human-environment interaction helps us understand the effects of climate change, sustainability, conservation, preservation, human origin, the past and current spread and treatment of infectious disease, and globalization.

Noted anthropologistsEdit

  • Greg Graffin--life sciences professor and punk singer
  • C. Loring Brace, John Cole, Laurie Godfrey, and Alice Kehoe--contributors to "Scientists Confront Creationism"
  • Eugenie Scott--author, lecturer, and executive director of National Center for Science Education
  • Thomas Hobbes--philosophical anthropologist during the scientific revolution
  • Richard Leakey--studied early hominids
  • Donald Johanson--discovered Lucy (Australopithecine skeleton)
  • Neil Huber--physical anthropologist and creationist

Anthropological organizationsEdit

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

For more see "Section & Interest Groups" at American Anthropological Association [1]

Related fieldsEdit

Anthropology draws on knowledge from the social and biological sciences, humanities, and physical sciences, including the following:

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