Physical Anthropology

What is Evolution?

In the last post, you learned that evolution is a theory, and that a theory is something that all the scientific evidence supports. But, what exactly IS evolution? Doesn’t mean we evolved from monkeys? No! Evolution is very misunderstood. For example, some people think that we evolved from monkeys or chimpanzees, but we didn’t. We …

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Isn’t Evolution “Just” a Theory? What is a Theory, Anyways?

Lots of people say evolution is “just” a theory. But they may not know exactly what a “theory” is. In everyday language, the word ”theory” is often used to mean a “hunch” or “guess.” But in science, the word “theory” has a much different meaning. So, what is a theory? To answer that, I need …

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What is Physical Anthropology?

In a previous blog post, you learned about the 4 fields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. In this blog post, we will be exploring the field of Physical Anthropology. Physical Anthropology Physical Anthropology is also known as Biological Anthropology, so if you see the words, “Biological Anthropology,” somewhere, don’t worry, it’s …

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FAQ: What Anthropology Textbooks Do You Recommended?

I’m often asked, what Anthropology textbooks do you recommend? Many people are new to the field of Anthropology and want to learn more, but they don’t know where to start. Here are some textbooks in each of the 4 fields of Anthropology to get you started. They are listed in alphabetical order by title. You …

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The 4 Fields of Anthropology

This blog post will discuss the 4 fields of Anthropology. As you learned in the last blog post, Anthropology is the study of humans, in all times and all places. (If you didn’t read the last post, click here to read it.) Since Anthropology studies all of humanity, that’s a lot of stuff to study. So, the …

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