Study Of Evolution, And Physical Anthropology

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Evolution, Physical & Linguistic Anthropology

Evolution is defined by Charles Darwin as a process in which “organisms develop or diversify from an early simple form to that of more recent or complex form.” (Than, K. 2015). Physical anthropology is the study of how those living organisms evolve over the course of history. These physical anthropologists investigates evolution by examining artifacts, fossils, and other remains that have been left behind, in order to understand the differences in species as well as how, when, where and why these changes may have occurred.

When reviewing examples of research projects from the American Public University School’s (APUS) library on physical anthropology, new information from DNA exploration on ancient fossils was able to confirm the intermingling of people in Serbia, Balkan area and Europe was discovered. This finding from the University if Belgrade examined the differences in the DNA of remains in an area they determined “understudied.” This research was deemed key in the link between European societies and that of
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As well as the intent to gain a better understanding of the past. The study of evolution differs between physical anthropology and linguistic in reference to the different types of artifacts used for interpretation. While physical anthropology can defer to tools, fossils, or ancient civilization ruins for interpretation which all are in more abundance compared to linguistics. Linguistic anthropology relies upon written or pictographic documentation some of which is sparse in sections of the world. Linguistic anthropology usually requires an understanding of the physical anthropology aspects in order decipher some of the ancient writings. This is the foundation for most to understand the linguistics of today as there are approximately 6,900 languages (Anderson,

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