Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity, concerned with human behaviour, human biology, cultures, and societies, in both the present and past, including past human species.
Anthropology can be divided into a few separate subfields:
Archaeology - is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. In Europe it is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines, while in North America archaeology is a subfield of anthropology.
Social anthropology - is the study of patterns of behaviour in human societies and cultures.
Cultural anthropology - is a branch focused on the study of cultural variation among humans.
Biological anthropology - is a scientific discipline concerned with the biological and behavioural aspects of human beings, their extinct hominin ancestors, and related non-human primates.
Linguistic anthropology - is the study of how language influences social life, including historical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, and sociolinguistics.
Anthropology raises common questions such as; Are there human universals? What is Culture? How are societies different and how are they the same? How has evolution shaped how we think? Anthropologists explore what makes us uniquely human. In doing so, anthropologists aim to increase our understanding of ourselves and of each other.
To some it can be extremely interesting to learn how human groups lived hundreds or thousands of years ago and what was important to them. A study of all aspects of humanity at all times.
What makes anthropology unique is its commitment to examining claims about human 'nature'. Anthropologists study the concept of culture and its relationship to human life in different times and places. They study other societies to gain a clearer perspective of their own.
They study the past to help interpret the present. Not only that, but they also study the past and human origins.
By studying anthropology you can understand the many different aspects of the human experience. It also lets you improve skills such as observation, analysis, research, critical thinking, writing, and dealing with people from all cultures.
The broad discipline you will gain from studying both science and the humanities could lead to a variety of careers.
Common jobs for people who decide to study Anthropology include:
Anthropology lessons typically start from around £10-£35, and some tutors or teachers offer a first trial lesson free.
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