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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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AAA Call for Executive Sessions - Now Open!

Submit your proposal for a 2017 AAA Annual Meeting executive session! These submissions should speak directly to 2017's theme, Anthropology Matters! Selection and participation in AAA executive sessions is highly competitive.

The AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers submission portal is NOW OPEN for executive sessions and will close on Thursday, February 16.

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