Anthropology Definition

The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
American Heritage
The study of humans, esp. of the variety, physical and cultural characteristics, distribution, customs, social relationships, etc. of humanity.
Webster's New World
That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God.
American Heritage

The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.

According to anthropology, there are six basic patterns of kinship terminology (i.e., "kin naming systems"): Sudanese, Hawaiian, Eskimo, Crow, Omaha, and Iroquois.
  • study of culture
  • study of humans
  • science of humans

Origin of Anthropology

  • From anthropo-, from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthropos, “man, mankind, human, humanity”) + -logy.

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