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Main Characteristics
American Anthropology


four fields characterize American Anthropology

  • Archaeology
  • Biocultural Anthropology
  • Cultural / Social Anthropology
  • Linguistics

culture: as a primary concept

  • learned
  • shared
  • transmitted from generation to generation
  • based on symbols
  • integrated
3. comparative methods: as major approaches to the study of human behavior development and structure

holism: or the study of "humankind" as a whole, as a primary goal of anthropology

    • The approach used in this class emphasizes the "holistic" anthropological view which combines observations of "culture" and behavior with considerations of the physical and developmental aspects of humans.
5. fieldwork: as a primary research technique, involving “participant observation”


"Anthropology and Its Parts"

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