Subfields of Anthropology

What are the four major subfields?
Biological, Archaeology, linguistic, cultural

What is applied anthropology
draws on four main subfields

Biological anthropology
looks at humans as biological organisms

Two parts of Biological anthropology
primatology, paleoanthropolgy

Primatology
study of nonhuman primates

Paleoanthropology
search for fossils of early humans

Linguistic Anthropolgy
relates language to culture

Archeology
studies human past

Cultural Anthropology
culture is learned behavior

Cultural anthropologists
study cultural diversity in all societies

Applied Anthropology
combines other areas to solve problems

Medical Anthropology
branch of applied anthropology that focuses on human health