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  • Anthropology portal

}} Anthropology is the study of humanity.<ref name=oed>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=eb>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=aaa>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Its main subdivisions are social and cultural anthropology,<ref name=oed/><ref name=eb/><Ref name=aaa/> which describes the workings of societies around the world, linguistic anthropology, which investigates the influence of language in social life, and biological or physical anthropology,<ref name=oed/><ref name=eb/><Ref name=aaa/> which concerns long-term development of the human organism. Archaeology, which studies past human cultures through investigation of physical evidence, is thought of as a branch of anthropology in the United States,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> although in Europe, it is viewed as a discipline in its own right, or related to other disciplines. Eric R. Wolf states "Ideas about race, culture and peoplehood or ethnicity have long served to orient anthropology's inquiries ...."<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Anthropology sections
Intro  Origin and development of the term  Fields   Key topics by field: sociocultural   Key topics by field: archaeological and biological   Organizations   Controversial ethical stances  Post\u2013World War II developments  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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