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"The purpose of Anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." Ruth Benedict
 
Linguistic anthropology examines the relationship between language and nonlinguistic aspects of culture.

Linguistic Anthropology


Linguistic anthropology examines the relationship between language and nonlinguistic aspects of culture.

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Physical Anthropology is is the study of the biology of humans and non-human primates.

Physical Anthropology


Physical Anthropology is is the study of the biology of humans and non-human primates.

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Archaeology is the branch of Anthropology that studies the history of human societies through their material remains.

Archaelogy


Archaeology is the branch of Anthropology that studies the history of human societies through their material remains.

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The Medical Anthropology Program at Wayne State University draws on its setting in Detroit to combine attention to health and the city, both locally and globally.

Medical Anthropology


The Medical Anthropology Program at Wayne State University draws on its setting in Detroit to combine attention to health and the city, both locally and globally.

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Northeast Paris faces serious environmental challenges, and these  problems are made more acute due to the high proportion of children in this diverse community.

Cultural Anthropology in Action


Northeast Paris faces serious environmental challenges, and these problems are made more acute due to the high proportion of children in this diverse community.

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Anthropology is the science of humanity, examining human life and variation in the different forms in which they are found. Anthropology considers the variety of customs, languages, and civilizations that make up humanity. Uniting diverse sciences such as biology and geology, with humanistic endeavors such as religious studies, philosophy, and history, anthropology has often been called the most scientific of the humanities and the most humanistic of the scientific disciplines.

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