Recent Examples of anthropology from the Web
That might be, at least in part, because many Native American artists have struggled to break through in a mainstream culture that has often treated their creations as something more at home in museums of anthropology than galleries of modern art.
Childs is known for meshing anthropology and exploration in books like The Secret Knowledge of Water.
Under his guidance, the university established new degree programs in nursing, engineering, museum studies, anthropology and religious studies.
Each was a triumph, and they still are recognized as such, icons of a genre, touchstones of both anthropology and film.
Topics include neuroscience of taste, beer anthropology and the science of cocktail pairing and more.
Walking across the stage at Friday’s commencement marked Carlson’s first college degree, an associate of arts in anthropology.
Officers are deployed as enforcers of the state, without being taught psychology, anthropology, sociology, community dynamics, local history, or criminology.
Gwyneth Paltrow studied anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before dropping out to pursue acting.
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The Origin of anthropology
The word anthropology dates back to the late 16th century, but it was not until the 19th century that it was applied to the academic discipline that now bears its name. In the United States, this field of study is typically divided into four distinct branches: physical (or biological) anthropology, archaeology, cultural (or social) anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Anthropology is from the New Latin word anthropologia (“the study of humanity”) and shares its ultimate root in Greek, anthrōpos (“human being”), with a number of other words in English, such as anthropomorphize, philanthropy, and misanthrope.
ANTHROPOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anthropology for English Language Learners
: the study of human races, origins, societies, and cultures
ANTHROPOLOGY Defined for Kids
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