A Beginner’s Guide to the 4 Fields of Anthropology

A Beginner’s Guide to the 4 Fields of Anthropology

Introduction

  1. Cultural Anthropology (the study of human cultures around the world)
  2. Physical or Biological Anthropology (the study of the human body)
  3. Linguistic Anthropology (the study of human language)
  4. Archaeology (the study of what humans left behind, through excavation).

The 4 Fields of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology: Topics

Cultural Anthropology: Subfields

Cultural Anthropology: Real-World Applications

Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology: Topics

Physical Anthropology: Subfields

  • Osteology
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Paleopathology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Molecular anthropology
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Human Biology
  • Primatology

Physical Anthropology: Real-World Applications

Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology: Topics

  1. “I ain’t got no money.”
  2. “I don’t have any money.”
  1. “I think the steak is delicious, don’t you?”
  2. “That was a damn good steak.”

Linguistic Anthropology: Subfields

Linguistic Anthropology: Real-World Applications

Archaeology

Archaeology: Topics

Archaeology: Subfields

Archaeology: Real-World Applications

My Anthropology Courses

Q & A

Question #1: How are artists’ impressions of any fossil generated and verified? For example: How does an artist understand the possible facial structure merely by looking at a fossil?

Question #2: Why are brow ridges so much of fascination? Did they serve any purpose?

Question #3: Is linguistic anthropology of any relevance to the study of primate fossils? If yes, how?

BONUS Question: This question was asked by an attendee but was not answered during the webinar (due to lack of time). Are humans still evolving? If yes, has there been any recent evidence of these evolutionary changes?

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Keirsten E. Snover, Anthropologist. Anthropology 4U brings the 4 fields of Anthropology to everyone, through online& in-person courses.

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Anthropology 4U

Anthropology 4U

Keirsten E. Snover, Anthropologist. Anthropology 4U brings the 4 fields of Anthropology to everyone, through online& in-person courses.