Anthropology is the study of humankind in all places and in all times anthropologists are interested in all aspects of humanity and human nature. *the branch of anthropology that focuses on humans as culture-making species. * culture is a set of learned behaviours, beliefs, attitudes, values and ideals that are characteristics of a particular society or population. The competitive study of ethnographic data society and culture; cross cultural res. *the in depth study of a particular culture or group. * uses field work to acquire data needed for a detailed description of a particular group of people. A holistic perspective ethic is an understanding of anthro as a whole and everything about it. Ethno history: the interdisciplinary study of the history of native ppl in the americans it uses arc evidence, historical documents and indigenous oral histories to understand culture change.