Anthropology

Anthropology ( /ænθrɵˈpɒlədʒi/) is the study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), "human being", and -logia (-λογία), "discourse" or "study", and was first used in 1501 by German philosopher Magnus Hundt.

Anthropology's basic concerns are "What defines Homo sapiens?", "Who are the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens?", "What are humans' physical traits?", "How do humans behave?", "Why are there variations and differences among different groups of humans?", "How has the evolution
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Euphoria
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Primates of Park Avenue
The People in the Trees
One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment
Swamp Bones: A Novella (Temperance Brennan, #16.5)
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
The Interpretation of Cultures
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal
The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies
Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Tristes Tropiques
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
Structural Anthropology
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It may be in the cultural particularities of people — in their oddities — that some of the most instructive revelations of what it is to be generically human are to be found.
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