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Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere, throughout time. Anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment. Anthropologists strive to create useful generalizations about people and their behavior in hopes of bringing about the fullest possible understanding of human diversity. Anthropology is unique among the social sciences because of its comprehensive scope, unique methods, and particular focus on people from non-Western societies.
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Anthropological Center for Training - A research group at Indiana University, Bloomington that focuses on the human dimensions of global environment change. Features information on training, an online newsletter, and provides a list of publications. Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity - An outreach program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis that offers instruction to people of all ages in both cultural and physical anthropology. Site features lesson plans and educational resources. Anthropology Tutorials - Lessons on various topics in cultural and physical anthropology. Includes glossaries, practice quizzes, and lists of related links. FAQs for Sci.Anthropology - Frequently asked questions for the Usenet newsgroup. Offers basic information on the field. NSF Anthropology Program - The National Science Foundation's research initiative to promote basic scientific research on the causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation. Features grants and awards information, staff directory, and history of the program. AnthroScape: Human Biodiversity Forum - Biological and social anthropology forum exploring human variation and its impact on society. Smithsonian Institution Anthropology - Provides leaflets, bibliographies, and instructor's packets for teaching a variety of topics. Anthropological Studies Center - A non-profit center at Sonoma State University dedicated to cultural resources management, education, research, and public service. National Anthropological Archives - The NAA collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology. California Academy of Sciences - Offers educational exhibits and events. Features research and publications, collection highlights, on-line database of artifacts and information on the Academy's Traditional Arts Program. Located in San Francisco, California. Human Relations Area Files, Inc. - A non-profit consortium of schools and research institutions collecting and compiling information to facilitate cross-cultural studies in ethnography and archaeology. Features list of publications and subscription information.
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