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Updated on December 30, 2011

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans - their culture (way of life), where they came from, comparing and contrasting different cultures, societies and languages. Anthropology is interesting because it studies where did we came from as Homo Sapiens plus what characteristics defines the human being.

Anthropology gives an explanation and describe how we behave using different approaches - biology, archeology, linguistics and social anthropology. One of the subject matter of anthropology is providing answers to the question what aspect in our past affect the way of life and our social organizations?Anthropology is under social sciences or liberal arts. In some universities, physical anthropology and cultural anthropology can be found in the same department but separated usually by rooms. An anthropologist is the one who specializes or studies anthropology. You can get a college and a graduate degree in Anthropology.

The Anthropologist

An anthropologist is the one who studies the above mentioned concerns or field of study within anthropology. Since we will know (look at the discussions below) later on that there are four main divisions of anthropology, an anthropologist could be studying any or a combination of it.

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What Makes Anthropology Interesting?

What makes anthropology interesting is the capacity to understand culture and make you more “understand” other culture. That makes one respect other culture and avoid the greatest sin in anthropology - being ethnocentric - the belief that ones culture is the more superior than others. It make a person accepting, so to speak.

Aside from this, when one knows the basic understanding and appreciation of culture study you will appreciate other people more. Even just sitting down at a café and observing how people do their things is an example of methods in anthropology.

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This image was that of Tui Manu'a Elisala -- "the last sovereign of Manu'a Islands in the American Samoa" from wikipedia

The Method of Research in Anthropology

  • Fieldwork - is the method of data gathering in which one goes to the field and conduct a research or investigation. This is called “participatory observation” - this can be done either by living in the community or joining the people you are observing and jotting down your everyday experiences. There is ethical consideration involve here. This is also termed as ethnography, case report or field study which main aim is to get an empirical data in a certain place.
  • Another way of doing fieldwork is just observing what the people are doing in a certain setting, for example sitting down at a café and observe the activities of the people going there - what did they order, how long they stayed, social status of people going there etc. Then you can write or jot down your observation.
  • For some aspect of anthropology, like biological anthropology they usually apply their knowledge learn in carbon dating when they go to an excavation site etc. They also use biological theories

Interview - Another methods in data gathering used in anthropology is the in depth interview of people who are in a specific culture or their account of their lives.

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The different branches of anthropology

There are four various fields in anthropology : biological, social or cultural, linguistics and archeology. Social or cultural anthropology uses the structuralist approach in which behavior is explained in structures of society, while the rest use more positivist ways of research using or borrowing some methods of scientific researches. Forensic anthropology is widely used in investigative works.

  • Cultural Anthropology or sometimes referred to as Social Anthropology is the field of anthropology which deals with human culture. It is the study of behavior of humans across history and in a society. The methods used in social anthropology is fieldwork or participant observation. Kinship, social organization are some subjects of social anthropology.
  • Biological Anthropology : is the field of study in which the main concern is the race and differentiation of humans by geographical area. It largely used the methods pf biology by studying differentiation in race. They are also studying human ecology - which uses the human evolution theories to study the differentiation among humans. It is also related to social biology.
  • Archeology - is the field of study which studies the remnants of civilizations and thus such they cam tell the way of life of culture of people way back then. They divide the time starting from the Paleolithic era. In short archeology investigates the remnants and objects of humans which define their way of life.
  • Linguistics Anthropology is simply the study of human linguistics across times and society concentrating on verbal and non verbal ways of communications to ascertain what is the relationship between culture and language.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      What a great hub Maita.. though I shouldn't be surprised as it really just matches that level of great as all your others! I enjoyed this and it may well have inspired me to publish some photos of my mover and shaker study subjects from BumbleTown... though the Samoan culture is vastly superior in my opinion. Hope New Year has been good for you and thank you for the mail.

      From you I learned the secrets of Pablo... and now.. the study of humans! I think I will work tirelessly towards creating a fifth field of Anthropology.. I think I will combine my studies of Pablo and Women and devote my life to finding the perfect poetry to bring those elusive beauties out from their jungle hiding places! I hope that I am successful at this while they are still alive and still at a point in their lives that they don't suffer from hearing loss! Have a great 2011 Maita.

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      CarolineVABC 6 years ago

      Hello Prettydarkhorse!

      I just recently studied Cultural Anthropology and have enjoyed it immensely! Thank you for summing up what Anthropology is all about. At first, I was not planning on taking Cultural Anthropology, but since I've enrolled late, it was the only course I could take and I was very glad I did! During the short span of time (it was an 8 week-course), I've learned a lot about mandy different cultures and traditions, kinship, field work, social organization (as you've mentioned in your hub) and rites of passage to name a few. When doing field work (participatory observation), it is sometimes necessary for an anthropologist to reside with the host's family-eat their food, sleep in their house, do their traditions and cultures. In other words, an anthropologist must take everything in and "immerse" themselves in the host's culture. Sometimes, it can be difficult to obtain the most accurate information due to the fact that "nobody really knows everything" about one's culture; therefore, the data or information might be biased, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

      As far as kinship is concerned, it can be very complex. Some societies such as Navajo follow matrilineage (mother's side of the family) while others follow the patrilineage (father side of the family). Some follow either one (giving importance to both lineage or taking from the side of the family from which they can benefit the most).

      Social organization was a very interesting aspect of Cultural Anthropology. For instance, having tattoos was a bodily art which has been around for ages. Not only it was considered a bodily art form, but it was a sign of one's social status and rank to have a tattoo. Many men and women had tattoos for this particular reason.

      Rites of passage-every culture has its own rites of passage. Many cultures' (including Western Culture) rites of passage include marriage and burial ceremony. For some cultures, young men of their society has to endure male circumcision at some point in their lives-it is a mark of a young man entering manhood. Aside from these things, there was so much information that I've learned which I'm unable to think of right now. Needless to say, I've thoroughly enjoyed the class and planning to take another course, probably Physical Anthropology, in the near future.

      Thank you for sharing your very informative hub regarding Anthropology. I've enjoyed reading it. Please, keep on writing. God bless!:-)

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Maita, This is a very interesting hub and I learned something new as well. Your article makes me think of the things I have seen traveling and I probably didn't take enough pictures. Rated up.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      PD, you made me smile, and I am waiting for the fifth branch of Anthro from you. BTW, Iove your poetry. Samoan culture is beautiful. Take care and I am glad you appreciate this subject matter. Keep on, thanks, thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Caroline, I appreciate you sharing your experiences with the subject matter. Isn't Anthro beautiful? Thanks for sharing and I learned a lot from it. Culture is diverse and different, that makes one respectful of what other culture has to offer, isn't it? Hope you continue learning, Take care,,,Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Pamela, Happy New year - good to see you my friend, Thanks for visiting my hub and appreciating it, Maita

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Maita we can learn a lot about our past and our present through Anthropology, if we take the time to learn.

      KUYA Dave.

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      My police sergeant daughter-in-law has a degree in forensic anthropology. She is so brilliant (and gorgeous and funny and creative).

      I enjoyed your hub. Thanks and rated up of course.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Thanks for the in-depth explanation of the different aspects of anthropology. Personally, i find cultural anthropology very interesting. Rated up.

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      carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      An interesting post, Maita.. thanks!!!

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      Pulse101 6 years ago

      This is the course my daughter wants to take up in UP 2 years from now.

      Thanks for sharing, Maita! I, too like this kind of subject.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Kuya Dave, thanks for dropping by, of course you're right. Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Pulse, I am sure your daughter will enjoy the course. Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Forensic anthro is very useful Listlady, specially in investigative type of work, Thanks for dropping by, Thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Angel and Cris thanks, Maita

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      SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

      Evidence from Anthropology and related field of studies show our early ancestors migrated and interbreed contributing to the wide diversity of human culture.Makes one wonder why ethnocentrism or racial bigotry exist. :)

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      AlexK2009 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      A useful article, thanks. I just note that anthroplogists tend to avoid applying their techniques to their OWN culture. When they do the results are enlightening.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A splendid hub from which I learned a lot. Thank you for the hard work of research and writing.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I hope we can truly understand and support other cultures! I know I'd love to know more about the Filipinos. (or at least one) God bless Maita!

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Some great research went into this great hub, Maita. A great subject! Unusual subject but very revealing. Cheers! :)

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      hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

      Nice hub. Anthropological reading is one of my interests, especially, physical anthropology, which has to do with human origins. One of best books on the subject is, of course, "Lucy".

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Hmmmm, I wonder is anyone studying me. Anyways moi friend another great hub and can I just say a big thanks for rating up moi stuff on Facebook, yer a lil star ; ) x

      Ps - I have been studying people for years, tis a good hobby !

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      sameerk 6 years ago from India

      nice info ...thanks for sharing

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 6 years ago from Dehradun

      I really like Anthropology. Been a member of an Anthropology forum for a few years now. Nice info for all individuals interested in Anthropology.

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      ImChemist 6 years ago

      Great hub about anthropology.

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Good hub! I was always fascinated with cultural anthropology. When I was a young teenager, I visited a dig on the Paleo Indian along the Musconetcong River; when I looked at the artifacts, I couldn’t help but wonder how these people lived, and what their societal structure was like. I’ve been hooked ever since.

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      Ryan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Insightful blog on Anthropology. Thanks for sharing. All human beings are the same, the only differences religion and culture. If we are willing to understand each other's religion and culture, we can live together as one- human.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      momma PDH,

      Anthropology... *yawn* sorry- As a geologist- Anthropology is like studying baceria colonies on a cueball *yawn*- sorry- people RE PEOPLE nd HAVE BEEN on eARTH FOR ONLY tiny fRACTION OF THE EARTHS LiFESPAN- s orry M didn't mean to yell darn caps lock//// THE WORLD IS OLD SAND WE HAVE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR A FRACTION OF THE TIME- WE HAVE HAD A GOOD RUN BUT NEED TO GET OFF OURSELVES- THERE ARE FAR GREATER PROCESSES AND THINGS GOING ON IN THE UNIVERSE WE ARE A GOOFY SPECIES ON A TINY SPEC IN THE OUTER ARM OF A LITLE GALAXY FLOATING IN SPACE-

      Where was I going with this????? I am not too sure- oh yeah-Anthropology is little motr than rearranging deck chairs on the TITANIC 9one of my new favorite sayings0 *bell goes off- Hub Idea*

      Thanks Mita

      your pal

      TH

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Great hub as always my friend, I love studying people. I thank you for your support on Facebook x

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Maita, I thought I would stop by and say hello. Personally, love studying the ways of others, hhmmm, maybe I should have became an anthropologist.:) This is a great hub. If people would take the time to study cultures and learn about others maybe there would be less opposition and more compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      prettydarkhorse, very interesting. I can remeber that the best class I took in high school was anthropology. I was seriously considering making it my career.

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      I always love reading human history and cultures.As you said the more we learn about other cultures the more we start to respect and appreciates alien cultures makes me feel that with the help of Internet I am learning about people of different colors and cultures is a virtual participatory observation to me.Wow,I am getting wiser :)

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Maita, I have always found the study of social anthropology very interesting. I think if people would understand this better then the world wouldn't have so many problems with people getting along. Of course there are so many other fields of anthropology. Your hub is very enlightening and interesting. I voted up.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Such good information. My daughter is studying anthropology in college. I will pass this on to her. Thanks!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      It's nice to study behaviour and culture of nations. Nice song too :)

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      mtsi1098 6 years ago

      well done and I topic you have some good background on...I love different cultures and find it interesting to learn how different people act...I wonder if the forums can be a good place for participatory observation :)

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      mdlawyer 6 years ago

      Very informative and interesting discussion, pretty. Voted up! Rated Awesome. You may read my hubs also and vote and rate them.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Great. unusual hub. It´s true we´re añways learning.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi. What a fascinating hub! You made it so interesting that I'm sure I have missed by true calling and should have studied anthropology instead of nursing. Really enjoyed this well researched article.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks everyone for commenting. I read and appreciate all your comments!

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      mtsi1098 6 years ago

      When I saw your new profile picture, I had to come back and say what a great picture :)

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks mtsi! Take care~

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 6 years ago from Biafra

      This educative and informative,would find a place in the list of books about Anthropology...voted up and useful.

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 6 years ago from Biafra

      This is educative and informative,would find a place in the list of books about Anthropology...voted up and useful.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Very good and informative hub. I find Anthropology very interesting. I love studying people. Thanks for sharing.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      PDH,

      where ya been-everything ok?

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thelma, Thanks! How are you, when are you going back to Phils?

      Tom, I recently moved and I don't have access to Internet! Thanks for asking! How are you?

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      PDH,

      Got a job started monday... its ....interesting...kinda fun but kinda odd....

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      TH, what kind of job, as long as it diverts some time and it is not boring?

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Manger of PizzA PLACE- ITS CLOSE TO my house AND OK SO FAR, been 2 days- I'm not sure how things will go many of employees are 1/2 my age others are close to it I'm the 4th oldest in the place...we shall see how it goes- still trying for disability- they say you should be trying for a job while applying-so good luck with your move.

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Tom, that job sounds exciting? and I hope you get what you applied for - the disability,

      Sometimes it is good to be with younger people, some diversity.

      You Take care always!

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      M,

      We shall see about the disability,

      the job is interesting-I am at least double a lot of folks age there,

      - 3rd oldest in the "store"... I still want to do well but i'm feeling slow...

      we shall see i am doing a new thing once I get to my "wheelhouse"-cooking things preparing food. I'll be doing better. *cross-fingers*

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Tom, Good that you are doing better. I think you like your new job, at least you get to spend some time with different age groups. I wish you well with "disability", hope you get it. Update me form time to time, Take care, Maita

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      This was really neat to learn about all the different choices of anthropology, that one may learn about. This was very useful and I loved all the detailed information. I think I would be more interested in the study of Cultural Anthropology. :-) Take care

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Thanks M,

      We shall see-its funny how I now really FEEL my age. It is good to get out and be moving around and doing "things" learning stuff is tougher than it used to be but "one shift at a time...."

      Have a good day

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Jo, Thanks for dropping by again, You take care as well!

      @Tom,

      We never grow old and we always learn. I think that's what it is, we never stop learning indeed. You can do it, experience wise, you will be happy after accomplishing one at a time.

      How did your work go today and when will you learn about the disability. TC, Maita

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      PDH,

      I ot news from my lawyer - goodish= we may be going forward without a hearing-As for my job its me the boss, manager Jim - Leslie and a bunch of 15-24yr olds.

      its a different dynamic - I like the work- but I am doubly behind the 8-ball...not as fast as I used to be and not as fast as they are-but I'm meeting plenty of "kids" they talk about drinking in Canada- 19yr old legal but they dont really ID tough- if your a hot chick- your in regardless back when my freinds and designated driver Tom went- this one gal was 15 yr old with fake ID would get in -her ID said 19

      At the pizza shop-oh well quite a culture clash-

      i said I have not been to canada for that activity for 18 or 19 years the one girl says - geez im 16....i said and I have never felt so damn old.....

      Th

      so M - i am on my way to something - what i dont know but something hope everything is prachy for you Mai.

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Hi Tom, I can see what you mean, but you can learn from what they are talking about, the youth have different languages they use these days, LOL

      About feeling old, you can always feel younger, if you like to. At least that work gives you time not to be totally bored. Some people who don't work at all get bored.

      About your disability, I am happy for you and please update me here hope you get what you want, hang in there. What happened by the way, is this a claim for disability, what happened to you?

      Take care, Maita

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home

      M,

      yes disability- its related to the heart surgury and strokes... and blindness in 1 eye and loss of mobility and brain function including- memory/motor skills....

      Ya know that whole thing

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      @Tom, oh you are a survivor, hats off to you! Keep on, and I will pray you will get the disability which is promising for you. Are you getting better each day? Maita

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home

      M,

      It comes in waves- like a soda bottle in floating in the ocean.float in a little float back a littleinto shore a little out to sea a little...sometimes things click n others not so much just gotta keep the eyes ahead and feet movin

      Thanks for the prayers

      TH

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      @Tom, and you are surviving all of it. Must be tough on you, and you still manage to work. Plus you also write here at HP, that is remarkable. Keep on and lots of hugs and encouragement from me, Maita

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home

      m,Thanks same back to you good luck, twice over

      TH

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thank you for this formal introduction to Anthropology. I enjoyed reading your article.

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      Dave McClure 5 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Hi Maita - I think I've been an amateur anthropologist all my life :) Nice hub!

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 5 years ago from Tumkur

      A fairly good hub Pretty.But does Archology come under Anthropology? Is it not a part of 'Ancient History'?.InIndia,it is studied like that only,not as a branch of Anthropology.

      I wish you could have added some famous and monumental workers like A.L.Crober,etc,for reference

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      hafeezrm 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice hub about a vital segment of social sciences.

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      zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Hi Maita, how have you been? Great hub! I love science and history. Thanks for the great info.

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      bearclawmedia 5 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Nicely crafted hub, I would expect no less from you. Happy new year

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      StricktlyDating 5 years ago from Australia

      I really enjoyed this Hub. I studied Anthropology at University as part of another degree.

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I read that apes and humans share 98 percent of same DNA. Only 2% difference in our species. Wow..... 2%. That is crazy. I love bananas. :) Heh. Seriously, this is a great and very informative Hub as always, Maita. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks everyone, I appreciate all of you comments.

      Hey Astra, I love bananas too.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 5 years ago from Tumkur

      I again visited this hub today and read again. I felt same happiness I experienced at my first visit. This is useful

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      prettydarkhorse,

      Anthropology is one of my favorite subjects. Thank you for sharing such detailed information on this subject.

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      I have grown to appreciate culture having grown up with heavy greek culture...I wanted to come back and re read this because I remembered the article and enjoyed the reading then and now ) ...cheers

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks mts1098 for dropping by again. It is always nice to see you back. Greek culture is considered one of the finest old ones. Cheers as well.

      Jainusmus et. al, thank you for your comments. I appreciate all those who dropped by here and shared their thoughts!!

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Ok I created a virtual jeep ride for you...just let me know top up or top down ;)

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Top down is good mtsi!! I will love that ride....even if it is virtual..

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      You and beth100 are passangers )

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Can't wait!!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Love this neat summary of Antropology- I am a keen follower of cultural antropology and its nice to see a hub that delineates the differences and gives us a overview. You are a great teacher, prettydarkhorse, inspirin and informative. I'm glad I came here. voted up!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great job. I learned a lot. My last encounter personally with anthropology was high school. I loved it. Don't know why I didn't go further with it. Very well written and informative. Up and interesting.

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks KoffeKlatch Gals!!

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      I have not seen you in the forums too much and just wanted to say...cheers I hope all is well

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Hi mts, I am good! Sunny today and I like it! Thank you and you have a good day!!

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      Npainte1 5 years ago

      I like it! Anthropology has to be one of the most interesting subjects to study!

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      sonison 5 years ago from Heaven 7

      Being a graduate in anthropology, i am surprised to see someone writing hub that introduces this subject to all hubbers. Good work. I liked it

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      Thanks sonison and npainte1!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great article on explaining what anthropology is. I learned alot from this article. I thought I knew what was all involved with anthropology and I did not. Thanks for an interesting and informative article. This is not a profession that is mentioned very much on HP.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting indeed and here's to so many more to share on here.

      Great work.

      Eddy,

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Just popping in to say hello...OPA!

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      Hola, good to see you mtsi! What's cooking in the world of hockey? :-)

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      "An Interview, Poem and Rapture (whois mts1098)", I can't comment on that hub but I like that hub!

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      Micky Dee 4 years ago

      Thank you for all the differences in the studies of the past to present. God bless dear.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Nice Hub on Anthropology and its relationship to furthering an understanding of culture and social history.

      My wife's sister was a nun. She met a monk and let us say that sparks flew. They have been married now for God knows how long. They have a lovely daughter. He is a Professor of Anthropology or probably retired now, am not sure. They are essentially nice people.

      Thanks for your support and your article. Much love this Christmas, and may the Spirit of Christ or God be with you and your near and dear ones. Peace.

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      SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Anthropology is an engrossing subject. I only took an introductory course in cultural anthropology in college, but it would be fascinating to explore this subject in more depth. Many of the texts I read as a history major were written by people who had phds in history and cultural anthropology, so I guess I did get a bit more exposure to it after that first class.

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      prettydarkhorse 2 years ago from US

      It is an exciting field for sure and I'm glad you did have a little bit of exposure to it.

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      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      interesting, hubpages is the best place to know new words that I had not known

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      prettydarkhorse 21 months ago from US

      Thanks peachpurple.

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