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Anthropology—A General Introduction

Anthropology studies humans. Anthropology is unique in seeing humans whole, as biological organisms and as thinking, social beings: anthropology’s holistic perspective brings together in an integrated study the physical, environ­ mental, social, historical, and intellectual facets of human life. Humans survive and prosper through group living, and the characteristic behavior of people in socieities, their cultures, is the focus of anthropology.