Biological Anthropology is defined as "the study of a humankind kind as a biological a biological species." The research conducted in Physical anthropology is based on biological and behavioral variation of human beings, other primates, and extinct ancestors of the human species. It is further divided into many other branches which includes: Paleoanthropology, Primatology, Human behavioral ecology, Human biology, bio archaeology, paleopathology, and forensic anthropology. In this term paper I will be taking about a few of its branches like Primatology, Human behavioral ecology, and bio archeology.
This paper explores three published articles in which they talk about the origins of archeology focusing on individuals and institutions considering the histories of ideas, leading them to neglecting significant events. Fagan describes the origins of archeology in a more detailed manner and situates individuals within larger context. The other article by Tucker, Shenk, Lernetti et al. and Neil summarizes some of the theoretical challenges that applies to Human Behavioral Ecology, and ways in which evolutionary anthropologists can contribute to solving tough world issues. The third articles summarizes biological mechanisms of primates' behavior across across more than 3 decades observing behaviors and performing experiments on primate population. The articles vary in the different branches of biological anthropology.
I would specifically discuss about Forensic Anthropology in this paper. Firstly Forensic Anthropology is defined as the application of science of application in a legal setting-most often physical anthropology human biology are used in criminal cases (FBI, CIA and military)where the victim's remains are in the advanced stages of decomposition. Basically it is the analysis of decomposed, or otherwise human remains that is important in both legal and humanitarian contexts.