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How are the four fields of Anthropology different?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Feb 11, 2020

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Feb 11, 2020

There are four major fields in anthropology. These include archeology, physical, cultural, and linguistics. It delves into the way different groups maintain social order and control, as well as delegates responsibilities. Anthropology studies the mystery of human behavior. Physical anthropology focuses on how the past impacts the present — archeology studies that humans have cultivated in the past. Linguistics is the application of how languages are formed, how they develop, and how humans relate to each other.

Cultural handles the impact of human lives and how they are established. The different fields of anthropology are separated because it would be rather difficult for an anthropologist to learn and apply every field all at once. There are numerous ways to examine human behavior, and one isolated area cannot explain them all. Also, before the creation of the "field" of anthropology, the groups already existed as independent subjects.

 

H.Harper

H.Harper

Answered Feb 07, 2020

The four fields of anthropology are social-cultural, physical or biological, archaeological, and linguistic anthropology. They differ from each other in regards to what they focus on and what they study. Social-cultural anthropology focus on the study of human cultures. They focus on how the cultures compare to one another.

Physical anthropology focuses on how humans originated and where they came from. Archaeological anthropology focuses on how different cultures develop over time. Lastly, linguistic anthropology focuses on the languages that people speak and how some culture's main language of choice has changed over time. Together, all four fields work to study human people and the human condition.

 

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