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Anthropology is the study of human beings, their societies and cultures, in the past and in the present.

Anthropology is -

Anthropology is a science of humankind.

It studies all facets of society and culture. It studies tools, techniques, traditions, language, beliefs, kinships, values, social institutions, economic mechanisms, cravings for beauty and art, struggles for prestige.

It describes the impact of humans on other humans. With the exception of the Physical Anthropology discipline, Anthropology focuses on human characteristics generated and propagated by humans themselves.

Physical Anthropology studies anatomy and biology -- race, gender, adaptation. It studies humankind as a biology type, describing physical development over the millennia.

Linguistics studies the structures of language and historic relationships among them.

Ethnology studies human culture in a historic and comparative perspective. There is a subfield that concentrates on myth, music, and folklore to study human geography and human passage in time.

Applied Anthropology uses anthropological knowledge and expertise to deal with modern problems.

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Anthropology of Everything

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