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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.
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.
- 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
- American Anthropological Association--publishes quarterly journal American Anthropologist
- Society for Linguistic Anthropology--publishes the
- National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
- Lambda Alpha, the national collegiate honors society for anthropology
For more see "Section & Interest Groups" at American Anthropological Association 
Anthropology draws on knowledge from the social and biological sciences, humanities, and physical sciences, including the following:
- Molecular, population, and evolutionary Biology
- Social science
- Materials science
- Computer science
- Cultural relativism
- Secular religions
- Human sexuality
- Cargo cult