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Definition of Anthropology


  1. The science of the structure and functions of the human body.
  2. The science of man; -- sometimes used in a limited sense to mean the study of man as an object of natural history, or as an animal.
  3. That manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God.

Anthropology Quotations

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead

If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.
Kathy Reichs

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
Ruth Benedict

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
W. H. Auden

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Alfred L. Kroeber
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Anthropology Translations

anthropology in French is anthropologie
anthropology in German is Menschenkunde {f}, Anthropologie {f}
anthropology in Swedish is antropologi

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