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4 Branches of Anthropology

Cultural - Comparative study of cultures around the world

Biological - Comparative study of human attributes, past and present

Linguistic - Study of spoken language, a uniquely human trait

Archeology - Comparative study of past cultures through its material cultural remains

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Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.


Anthropologists and archeologists typically do the following:

  • Plan research projects to answer questions and test hypotheses about human behavior and the interaction between humans within a culture, between different cultures, and between nature and culture
  • Develop data collection methods tailored to a particular region, specialty, or project
  • Collect information from observations, interviews, and documents
  • Record and manage records of observations taken in the field
  • Analyze data, laboratory samples, and other sources of information to uncover patterns about human life, culture, and origins
  • Prepare reports and present research findings
  • Advise organizations on the cultural impact of policies, programs, and products

History of Archaelogy


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Zach Housel
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
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