← Anthrop /ology = Human / the study of
Logos: the study of
“The field of inquiry that studies human culture and evenuoiltionary
aspects of human biology”
What do we have in common?
How do we differ?
What are the reasons for these differences?
Understanding modern humans in terms of culture and religion
To look at everything in its most complex form
Understanding human conditions both biological and cultural
The Scientific study of the interrelationship between what humans
have inherited genetically and culturally ≈ BOICULTUARAL
I. The 4 Fields in Anthropology
3. Linguistic Anthropology
The construction and use of language within human societies
• It studies aspects of biology (more of a scientific
background) and behavior of the human species, past
present, it applied to not just the past but also the existence
of the human species as a whole.
• Uses evolutionary and cultural perspectives, both are
integrated instead of segregated.
• Biocultural Perspective
develops framework to understand a foundation for
• Involves Diversity • We are holistic in that we have multiple research approaches
since the complexity of a question, we must use different
approaches to see things form multiple side to therefore see it
the best way possible.
I. Subfields in Anthropology (5)
• The study of non-human primates
• Studies social behavior
II. Infant Care