biological anthropology


Definition of biological anthropology

: physical anthropology Physical anthropology (also called biological anthropology) grounds the other anthropological fields in our animal origins and our biologically determined nature.— Marvin Harris, Culture, People, Nature, 5th edition, 1988

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First Known Use of biological anthropology

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Biological anthropology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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