Introduction to Biological
Anthropology & Archaeology
What is it?
• A holistic approach to human kind which encompasses both CULTURE AND
• The study of human experience from biology and behavior.
• Holistic – combining analysis of neology and behavior.
o All falls within paradigm of culture
o Culture is primary foundations of all aspects of anthropology.
The Biocultural Approach.
• No matter what aspect or subfield we talk about, culture is the central paradigm of
all aspects and subfields of anthropology