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Description

Anthropology is the scientific study of humans, human behavior and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology studies patterns of behaviour and cultural anthropology studies cultural meaning, including norms and values. Linguistic anthropology studies how language influences social life. Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of humans.

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Organizations relating to Anthropology

Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1989
Group of French-Speaking Anthropologists / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1972
Latin American Association of Biological Anthropology / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1989
Society for the Anthropology of Europe / Wellesley MA, USA / Est. 1986
Latin American Anthropological Association / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1990
International Research Centre on World Performing Arts / Est. 1982
International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry / Upper Hutt, New Zealand / Est. 1986
International Association of Physiological Anthropology / Tsukuba, Japan / Est. 1996
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania / La Trobe, Australia / Est. 1967
UNESCO Anthropology and Language Science in Educational Development Network / Est. 1976
European Anthropological Association / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1975
International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1985
World Archaeological Society / Est. 1971
Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology / Frankfurt-Main, Germany
European Association of Social Anthropologists / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1989
Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology / Albuquerque NM, USA / Est. 1969
Anthropology Southern Africa / East London, South Africa / Est. 2001
Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth / London, UK / Est. 1946
Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology / Cologne, Germany / Est. 1987
World Council of Anthropological Associations / Maynooth, Ireland / Est. 2004
Anthropos Institute / St Augustin, Germany / Est. 1931
Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research / Guatemala, Guatemala / Est. 1969
International School of Theatre Anthropology / Holstebro, Denmark / Est. 1979
International Information Desk on Urgent Anthropological Research
International Association for Southeast European Anthropology / Regensburg, Germany / Est. 2000

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World Problems relating to Anthropology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Archaeological and anthropological looting

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