Anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture.

About Anthropology

Anthropology is the academic study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term 'anthropology' is from the Greek anthrpos , 'man', understood to mean humankind or humanity, and -logia (-), 'discourse' or 'study.' The essence of anthropology has been, since its tradition, cross-cultural comparison, and cultural relativism has become the canon of anthropological inquiry. Anthropologists study topics including the origin and evolution of Homo sapiens, the organization of human social and cultural relations, human physical traits, human behavior, the variations among different groups of humans, how the evolutionary past of Homo sapiens has influenced its social organization and culture, and so forth. Anthropology originated in the colonial encounter between Western people and colonized non-Western peoples, as Europeans tried to understand the origins of observable cultural diversity.

Contributions by Slrubenstein, Alex Golub, and Jossi.