Subfields of Anthropology

What are the four major subfields?
Biological, Archaeology, linguistic, cultural
What is applied anthropology
draws on four main subfields
Biological anthropology
looks at humans as biological organisms
Two parts of Biological anthropology
primatology, paleoanthropolgy
Primatology
study of nonhuman primates
Paleoanthropology
search for fossils of early humans
Linguistic Anthropolgy
relates language to culture
Archeology
studies human past
Cultural Anthropology
culture is learned behavior
Cultural anthropologists
study cultural diversity in all societies
Applied Anthropology
combines other areas to solve problems
Medical Anthropology
branch of applied anthropology that focuses on human health

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