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The action also challenges the CIA’s denial of records relating to UCLA anthropology professor Philippe Bourgois, who survived a massacre allegedly led by Ochoa Pérez in 1981 in Santa Cruz, El Salvador.
The lecture mixed neurological theory and armchair anthropology, and ranged over subjects including premonitions, telepathy, hypnotism, hallucinations, and epileptic and migrainous aura.
The ship would have been around 100 feet long on the deck, according to John Bratten, the chair of the anthropology department at the university.
The bride’s father is a lecturer in anthropology at Miami University, specializing in the study and research of the Lucayans, the original inhabitants of the Bahamas and the first inhabitants of the Americas encountered by Christopher Columbus.
The couple’s new neighbors are a younger, less conservative married pair: Pablo del Valle (Eddie Martinez), an up-and-coming lawyer of Chilean heritage; and his Mexican-American wife, Tania (Kimberli Flores), a doctoral student in anthropology.
Báez, born in the Dominican Republic in 1981, is known for large-scale, intricate work that explores her interest in anthropology, diasporic identity, and how women of color navigate selfhood.
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.
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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
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