Evolution, Physical And Linguistic Anthropology Essay

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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 Slavic origin. These physical anthropologists were able to highlight the variations in the DNA to compare and contrast them to that of their neighboring countries, as well as their interactions or intermingling with those populaces. The significance of this research was the outcomes in their identification the common lineage for Slavic’s that originated in southern Europe and Balkan peninsula. This also highlights…

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