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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.
This alignment, according to Tim Pauketat, professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, is tied to the summer solstice sunrise and the southern maximum moonrise, orientating Cahokia to the movement of both the sun and the moon.
Haagen Klaus, a professor of anthropology at George Mason University, has excavated some of the earliest evidence for child sacrifice in the region, at the 10th- to 12th-century site of Cerro Cerillos in the Lambayeque Valley, north of Huanchaco.
Scott grew up in Charlottesville, Va., thengraduated from theUniversityofNorth CarolinaatChapel Hill with a degree in journalism and aconcentration in anthropology.
Fowler’s article highlights Chris Shaw, a graduate student in anthropology at the University of New Brunswick, who is specifically researching Wabanaki canoe routes.
An adjunct professor in anthropology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Crockford's fields of study include evolution and paleoecology.
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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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