What is Anthropology?
Anthropology, the study of humankind, is an inter-disciplinary field with four main subdivisions that range across science, social science, and the humanities: archaeology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.
- From the earth, archaeologists recover material, human, and environmental remains in order to interpret the cultures of past societies.
- Linguistic anthropologists study comparatively the ways in which language and other media shape social life.
- Biological anthropologists investigate human physical origins, growth, and development in relation to environmental, genetic, and sociocultural factors.
- Cultural anthropologists work with living human groups and individuals throughout the world, recording their ways of life and beliefs (ethnography) and analyzing and interpreting their findings with a view to understanding and explaining similarities and differences in human behaviour.
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Department of Anthropology office ( L&HS-DNA C207) is open Monday to Friday.
Normal hours of operations is 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Please note that Anthropology Library & Resource room (L&HS-DNA C203) is normally open at 9:00am and will be closed at 4:00pm, except on Thursdays it will be closed at 3:00pm.
It is always better to call the office (705-748-1011 x7825) before your visit to make sure it is open on a particular day.
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