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    Anthropology is the science of humans; this particular science is dedicated to the comparative study of humans as physical and cultural beings. Cultural anthropology and Physical anthropology are two distinct specialties within the broader discipline. Early on when anthropologists studied physical anthropology, they were studying humans as biological organisms based on fossil remains containing DNA. Cultural anthropology studies human beings by examining the culture of different groups and societies. Although each field studies two different aspects, they both have one thing in common; they both study humans and evolution. Both Physical and Cultural anthropologists use the scientific method to study evolution, and create evolutionary theories…

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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…

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    Antonio Ortega III/3091287 ANTH 100 American Military University Prof. Rochette Physical anthropology is also referred to as biological anthropology. This is a systematic study of humans as biological organisms. Anthropology has taken an approach much referred to as a multiple model approach. In order to study the wide scope of the field of Physical anthropology, Physical Anthropologist must examine the physical and biological process of humans. Physical Anthropology has, as stated…

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    they have not done is define how they are using the term. Everyone knows what “race” is but not everyone has the same understanding of what race is. Do we define race biologically or geographically? Do we use genotypes or phenotypes when classifying race? Is the race concept biological or is it socially constructed? All of these questions will have been answered by the end of this paper. In this paper, I will explore how anthropologists in different fields of anthropology view and define…

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    Physical Anthropology

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    numerous generations, the changes may be classified as small or large, conspicuous and non-conspicuous, but the changes must occur on the genetic level of one population and be passed on to future generations. Evolution is a scientific theory proposed by Charles Darwin that offers explanations and predictions for naturally occurring phenomena based on observations and experiments that occurring in the natural world. Physical anthropology is one branch of anthropology involving the origin,…

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    How do we know what we know about human evolution? The scientific method is a process of methods that has portrayed natural science since the 17th century. In the book Essentials Of Physical Anthropology, by Clark Spencer Larsen, Larsen describes the scientific method as the foundation of science (Larsen 2016:14). In the following, I will explain the components/stages of the scientific method, as well as why it is never just a theory, and the difference between physical, and social science when…

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    Physical anthropology has been changed drastically by many people. This is because there are constantly theories being introduced and disproved. One scientist that had a groudbreaking theory, that paved the way for our study of many different sciences, was Charles Darwin. No one Impacted biology like Charles Darwin in the 19th century. Charles Darwin had a very intersiting life that was dedicated to sceince and he substantially impacted science with his theories and his astouding pieces of work…

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    Charles Darwin was a renowned English naturalist and geologist that has since been described as one of the most prominent figures in both scientific and human history. He was best known for his compelling theories and contribution to evolution and is now considered the founder of Biological/Physical anthropology. Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. He was born into wealth and power as he was part of a long line of scientists and doctors, which included his father,…

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    Biological anthropology is one of the four main fields of anthropology. Biological anthropology—also called physical anthropology—includes human evolution, non-primatology, and biological adaptations to the environment. Biological anthropology is a popular area of study within anthropology. It is the combination of both the biological and social sciences to answer questions about human adaptability and evolution. As far as research methods go, biological anthropologists tend to include more…

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    Anthropology is the education of humans. Through the study of anthropology, our goal is to better understand human culture and the evolutionary aspects of human biology. Within the training of anthropology, there are four major subfields. These subfields are: Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Physical (Biological) Anthropology. This paper will be informing us on these four subfields of anthropology so that we may have a healthier understanding of each one.…

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