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the study of human beings and their development, including their customs and practices, that is based on an understanding of the contexts from which observations about human activities are derived. adj., adj anthropolog´ical.
applied anthropology the use of anthropological approaches and knowledge to influence human behavior or encourage change (including economic development) in the living patterns of different cultural groups.
physical anthropology the field of anthropology that focuses on human physical characteristics.
sociocultural anthropology the field of anthropology that focuses on shared patterns of behavior and on customary, agreed-upon solutions that influence behavior; it also includes the study of interactions between individuals.
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phys·i·cal an·thro·pol·o·gy

the study of the physical attributes of human beings.
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physical anthropology

The branch of anthropology concerned with physical measurement of human beings (as living subjects or skeletal remains).
See also: anthropology
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Passalacqua (2018) recently examined trends in careers for doctoral biological anthropologists and found that while the amount of jobs advertised per year appears to be nearly sustainable with the amount of PhDs produced per year, there is a diverging trend of decreasing academic job advertisements and increasing doctoral degrees in biological anthropology. It is unclear how sustainable careers for individuals with terminal master's degree currently are, based on a lack of information on rates of master's degrees in biology or forensic anthropology awarded per year in comparison to job or PhD placement.
Bioarchaeology podium sessions have comprised a significant number of the Biological Anthropology Section sessions at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings in the past several years.
(8) Unlike social or cultural anthropology, biological anthropology was professionally established in CEE countries during socialism and it became equated with anthropology (Skalnik 2002; Mursic 2002; Martinovic Klaric 2013).
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Clearing has closed at Newcastle, but places are still available at Durham on courses in medical anthropology, biological anthropology and human sciences.
These arguments turn on (1) how one can be sure that current linguistic relationships reflect historical descent rather than recent patterns of interaction, and (2) how one can link archaeology and linguistics (and for that matter ethnography and biological anthropology) without circularity.
Prof Harrison is an expert in modern biological anthropology.

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