Outline of anthropology

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to anthropology:

Anthropology – study of humanity. Anthropology has origins in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.[1] The term was first used by François Péron when discussing his encounters with Tasmanian Aborigines.[2]

What type of thing is anthropology?[edit]

Anthropology can be described as all of the following:[citation needed]

  • Academic discipline – body of knowledge given to – or received by – a disciple (student); a branch or sphere of knowledge, or field of study, that an individual has chosen to specialise in.
  • Field of science – widely recognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies its own terminology and nomenclature. Such a field will usually be represented by one or more scientific journals, where peer-reviewed research is published. There are many sociology-related scientific journals.
  • Social science – field of academic scholarship that explores aspects of human society.

History of anthropology[edit]

History of anthropology

Fields of anthropology[edit]

Archaeological and biological subfields[edit]

Outline of archaeology

Linguistics subfields[edit]

Outline of linguistics

Socio-cultural anthropology subfields[edit]

Other subfields[edit]

General anthropology concepts[edit]


Methods and frameworks[edit]

Anthropology organizations[edit]

Books, journals, and other literature[edit]

Anthropology scholars[edit]

Anthropology lists[edit]

See also[edit]

Related fields


  1. ^ Wolf, Eric (1994) Perilous Ideas: Race, Culture, People. Current Anthropology 35: 1-7. p.227
  2. ^ Flannery, T.F. (1994) The Future Eaters: An ecological history of the Australasian lands and people Chatswood: New South Wales ISBN 0-8021-3943-4

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