If you were to ask someone what Anthropology is, the first thing they might mention is.
Indiana Jones, digging up bones and artifacts, and at the same time, running away from big.
boulders in a dark cave. Although these facts are somewhat true, that is not all what.
Anthropology is about. Anthropology is the study of the human species, in the past, and.
the present (Park 10). Through Anthropology, we are able to learn about our pasts and.
ancestors. Anthropology is basically, "digging up people's garbage," (Griffin 2002). But.
it's garbage that helps us to further expand our knowledge about the past. One day,.
thousands, and maybe even millions of years from now there will be people digging up our.
garbage and learning about us. Anthropology has many different subfields (Griffin 2002). .
The main topic that we are going to discuss is Biological Anthropology, also known as.
Physical Anthropology, which focuses on the study of the human species. The theory of.
evolution is an important factor that helps scientists, and ourselves, understand what.
Anthropology is all about. Charles Darwin was the first man to strongly believe in the.
thoery of evolution, which by definition means, a species of living things change over time,.
and under the right circumstances, this change can produce new species of living.
organisms (Park 26). Although he proved that evolution exists, there are still people out.
there who believe that man was created by God, and that we didn't evolve from other.
animals. So to this day, evolution vs. religion becomes a very controversial topic. To.
better understand the human species, scientists closely study and examine primates.
because we share derived characteristics which means that two groups share phenotypic.
features not found in other groups and if it can be supported that those features were.
derived from a common ancestor, the groups must be lumped from the same category at.
whatever taxonomic level is appropriate (Park 10).