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2012 Photo Contest Place Kass Barry photo
2012 Photo Contest Place Kass Barry photo

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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Art is a Movement

CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, is an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association, and the This Anthro Life podcast. In this episode, we overview the subject of art as informed by representatives from the Armenian and Catalonian programs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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