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The four areas of Anthropolgy

             Anthropology is divided into four sub areas.
             anthropology, cultural anthropology, forensic anthropology, and linguistic .
             anthropology. All of them serve a different purpose in our attempt to .
             uncover our ancient ancestors evolution into Homo sapiens as we are seen .
             today. In this essay I will try to explain how each of them are tied together .
             to make anthropology a whole. .
             I will first start with physical anthropology, which "focuses on .
             humans as biological organisms" (Haviland 2003:10). The concerns in this .
             field would be "to reconstruct the ancestry of the human species in order to .
             understand how, when, and why we became the kind of animal we are .
             today."(Haviland 2003: 10). "Another major specialty of physical .
             anthropology is the study of present day human variation"(Haviland 2003: .
             10). It can be linked to another branch of anthropology which is forensic .
             Forensic Anthropology can be linked to physical anthropology due to .
             the fact that they are both studying human remains. Although forensic .
             anthropology is used for a more modern situation, it still could be applied to .
             help physical anthropologists who are trying to figure out the sex, .
             approximated age, and if the fossil is in good enough condition, the cause of .
             death. I believe that applying these skills would make a more easy quest in .
             finding out when we split apart from our primate counterparts. .
             Cultural anthropology would be the third sub area of anthropology .
             which is "The branch of anthropology which fouses on humans as a culture .
             making species."(Haviland 2003:Glossary). This means that they study .
             humans from the past and present to determine whether we still use some of .
             the practices used by our ancestors. This can be linked to linguistic .
             anthropology due to the fact that one thing that the one thing that we have .
             kept from our ancestors would be the ability to talk. .
             Linguistic anthropology is "the branch of cultural anthropology that .

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