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Reasons Why You Should Invest In Anthropology


Anthropology is an in-depth study of human development, culture and change around the world, past and present. The importance of anthropology stems from its emphasis on context, which is reflected in the perspectives offered by the four domains of the discipline: sociocultural, biological, linguistic and archaeological anthropology. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Reasons Why You Should Invest In Anthropology



Anthropology is the study of what makes us
humans. Anthropologists take a broad approach to
understanding the many aspects of the human
experience, which we call holism. They examine
the past, through archeology, to see how human
groups lived hundreds or thousands of years ago
and what was important to them.
They consider what constitutes our biological
body and our genetics, as well as our bones, our
diet and our health. Anthropologists also compare
humans with other animals (most often other
primates such as monkeys and chimpanzees) to see
what we have in common with them and what makes
us unique.

The four subfields
American anthropology is generally divided into
four subfields. Each of the subfields teaches
distinctive abilities. However, the subfields
also have a series of similarities.
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Applied Anthropology and Practitioner.
Applied anthropologists or practitioners are an
important part of anthropology. You can apply
each of the four subfields of anthropology.
Applied anthropologists work to solve real-world
problems through the use of anthropological
methods and ideas.

Anthropology around the world
While anthropologists devote much of their
attention to what human groups share in time and
space, they also study how these groups are
different. Just as there is diversity in the ways
in which people physically adapt to their
environment, create and organize societies and
communicate, there are also many ways of doing

Anthropologists work in various sectors, from
colleges and universities to government agencies,
NGOs, businesses and health and human services.
Within the university, they teach undergraduate
and postgraduate anthropology, and many offer
anthropology courses in other departments and
professional schools such as business, education,
design and public health.

Areas of Anthropological Study
  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Forensic anthropology