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Agriculture

Andrew Flachs and Glenn Stone.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7413 words.

Because food production is so central to human life, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, and its effects on population and society. Archaeologists generally...

Anorexia Nervosa

Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9392 words.

With its multidimensional etiology, rich history, and increasingly complex epidemiology, anorexia nervosa has emerged as a biocultural disorder of significance for medical anthropology....

Anthropology

Edited by John L. Jackson.

P ublished online January 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Anthropology and Militarism

David Price.

in Anthropology

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9932 words.

Anthropology has a long and ambivalent relationship with military organizations. Whether it was anthropology’s development in the shadow of colonialism, settler colonialism, the expansion...

Anthropology and Theology

J. Derrick Lemons.

in Anthropology

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4186 words.

The anthropologies of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism have inherent theologies that need to be uncovered in order to more deeply understand each faith tradition (see...

Anthropology of Africa

Dillon Mahoney.

in Anthropology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 19742 words.

Anthropological research in Africa has a long and storied history. Even before the trained British professional anthropologists began long-term fieldwork in the 1930s, there had been a...

Anthropology of Christianity

Simon Coleman.

in Anthropology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 15388 words.

Anthropologists have studied examples of Christian worship ever since the early days of the discipline, and yet it has received less attention than other religious expressions such as...

Anthropology of Emotion

Olivier Allard.

in Anthropology

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7332 words.

Emotions have always appeared in anthropological monographs—in the study of kinship or ritual, for example—but for a long time they were either taken for granted or judged to be beyond the...

Anthropology of Islam

Saba Mahmood and Jean-Michel Landry.

in Anthropology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9033 words.

The emergence of Islam as an object of anthropological inquiry results from a series of shifts internal to the discipline. Until the late 1960s, anthropologists had centered their attention...

Anthropology of Kurdistan

Chris Houston.

in Anthropology

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10057 words.

Outside of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, surrounding states and the United Nations do not recognize Kurdistan as an independent entity. In Iran, it is a heavily policed...

Anthropology of the Senses

Kelvin E.Y. Low.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4150 words.

Established over the past several decades, scholarship on anthropology of the senses has built upon cognate and extant domains of anthropological inquiry including phenomenology, the body...

Anthrozoology

Molly Mullin.

in Anthropology

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5658 words.

Anthrozoology examines humans’ relationships with animals. As an interdisciplinary field, anthrozoology connects with many other disciplines, including sociology, psychology, and veterinary...

Applied Anthropology

Barbara Rose Johnston.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13156 words.

As a term and a subject area, applied anthropology refers to that broad array of research, methods, and outcomes developed and used for the explicit purpose of recognizing, understanding,...

Archaeological Education

Michael Corbishley.

in Anthropology

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9757 words.

Was there ever a time before there was archaeological education? In the 1920s the topic began to be discussed by some archaeologists in Britain. A conference was held in 1943 at the...

Archaeology

Wendy Ashmore and Thomas C. Patterson.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 12935 words.

Archaeology is a historical social science concerned with study of past societies and cultures through material traces, called the archaeological record. These traces may have been left by...

Archaeology of Childhood

Jane Eva Baxter.

in Anthropology

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 19368 words.

The archaeology of childhood is an area of scholarly inquiry that makes explicit archaeological interests in children, childhood, childrearing, and related topics. This area of interest...

Archaic and transitional hominins

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 3512 words.

‘Archaic and transitional hominins’ deals with creatures that almost certainly belong to the hominin clade, but which are still far from resembling modern humans. These hominins share more...

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Art/Aesthetics

Jeremy MacClancy.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10237 words.

The anthropology of art includes within its ambit the anthropological study of any aspect of artistic production, very broadly understood. It is primarily concerned with the diverse social...

Autoethnography

Deborah Reed-Danahay.

in Anthropology

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13672 words.

The term autoethnography is subject to different interpretations and some controversy. It can refer to the ethnography of one’s own group but also to the use of personal narrative in...

Bayesian phylolinguistics reveals the internal structure of the Transeurasian family

Martine Robbeets and Remco Bouckaert.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 10518 words.

Abstract

The historical connection between the Transeurasian languages, i.e. the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages, is among the most...

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