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What is Anthropology?

Photo - What is Anthropology?Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.

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Attend AAA’s Annual Meeting

Annual MeetinThe AAA Annual Meeting, with more than 6,000 attendees, is the world’s largest gathering of anthropologists. The 2015 Meeting held November 18-22 in Denver, Colorado will feature scholarly sessions, board meetings, receptions, special events, installations, networking opportunities and more!

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World Anthropology Day