Collectively these disciplines provide anthropology with a background of information that helps us build a broad understanding of humanness itself. If we believe our way of life is better, then we simply reject anything foreign that comes along.It would not be possible to fully appreciate what makes us human without such a broad perspective. We feel okay by protecting what we think is important. What happens when someone comes along and shatters your way of seeing “something”.
We ask questions and find answers that help assure us we have a good foundation of understanding about who we are.
Anthropology is an effort to understand this broad sense of humanness has been divided into four major disciplines, each focusing on different aspects of what makes us human.
These are: The nature of each of these is defined by a focus; social/cultural anthropology focuses on observed human behavior (what it is that we do), linguistics on language (how it is used as a reflection of culture and how it has evolved), physical anthropology on biological, primate observation, and fossil evidence (what we are genetically, primate behavior, and how we evolved), and archaeology on the material remains of what people used to survive or adapt (what we create and why and how societies have changed over time).
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