Sub-Disciplines of Anthropology

Flashcards
Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology
Biological Anthropology
The study of the past and present evolution of the human species and is especially concerned with understanding the causes of present human diversity.
Linguistic Antropology
The specialty of anthropology concerned with the study of human languages.
Archaeology
The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
Applied Anthropology
Sub field of anthropology in which anthropologists use information gathered from the other anthropological specialties to solve practical cross-cultural problems.
Economic Anthropology
Field that attempts to explain human economic behavior in its widest historic, geographic and cultural scope. It is practiced by anthropologists and has a complex relationship with the discipline of economics, of which it is highly critical.
Political Anthropology
The structure of political systems, looked at from the basis of the structure of societies.
Medical Anthropology
Subfield of anthropology that draws upon social, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology to better understand those factors which influence health and well being

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