Physical Anthropology

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Anthropology is the study of what makes us human. Anthropologists take a broad approach to understanding
the many different aspects of the human experience, which we call holism. They consider the past, through
archaeology, to see how human groups lived hundreds or thousands of years ago and what was important to
them. They consider what makes up our biological bodies and genetics, as well as our bones, diet, and health.
Anthropologists also compare humans with other animals (most often, other primates like monkeys and
chimpanzees) to see what we have in common with them and what makes us unique. Even though nearly all
humans need the same things to survive, like food, water, and companionship, the ways people meet these
needs can be very different. For example, everyone needs to eat, but people eat different foods and get food in
different ways. So anthropologists look at how different groups of people get food, prepare it, and share it.
World hunger is not a problem of production but social barriers to distribution, and that Amartya Sen won a
Nobel Prize for showing this was the case for all of the 20th century’s famines. Anthropologists also try to
understand how people interact in social relationships (for example with families and friends).

Creator

College of the Canyons

Source

https://www.canyons.edu/Offices/DistanceLearning/OER/Documents/Antrhopology

Publisher

https://www.canyons.edu

Date

2018

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Files

Antrhopology 101 Final V1.pdf

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Citation

College of the Canyons, “Physical Anthropology,” Open Educational Resource (OER) , accessed October 20, 2020, http://oer.iain-padangsidimpuan.ac.id/items/show/2397.

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