Publisher: Wikibooks 2011
Anthropology is the holistic and scientific study of humanity. Cultural Anthropology focuses on the study of contemporary human cultures, their beliefs, myths, values, practices, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization. The detailed descriptions of culture, or ethnography, are based upon a methodology of primary data collection through participant observation with living human populations.
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by Louis Figuier - D. Appleton & co.
The different races which originate in one species, the primitive type having been modified by the operation of climate, food, intermixture and local customs, differ to a marvellous extent, in their outward appearance, colour and physiognomy ...
by J. D. Unwin - Oxford University Press
I discuss eighty uncivilized societies, and from their cultural behaviour make my first induction. When our knowledge is complete, we find that in any vigorous society the method of regulating the relations between the sexes was constantly changing.
by E.O. James - MacMillan
The progress of scientific research in the department of prehistoric archaeology has been such that there seems to be room for a small volume setting forth the results arrived at by archaeologists in terms that can be understood by ordinary readers.
by Frank Hamel - Frederick A. Stokes
From the abundant records and traditions dealing with the curious belief that certain men and women can transform themselves into animals I have collected a number of instances and examples which throw fresh light on the subject.