Four Ways to Study People
Anthropologists study people from every angle. Some look at different people's customs, like how they eat, celebrate, or worship. Some study their history and the languages they speak. And others study the genetics differences within the human species.

Anthropology has four main branches.

  • Cultural anthropology is the study of how people live — in the present and the recent past.
  • Linguistic anthropology is the study of language within the context of anthropology.
  • Archaeology is the study of past people through the things they left behind.
  • Biological anthropology is the study of how humans have evolved and differences within the species.
 
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