Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity from a comprehensive, holistic approach -- the study of our physical characteristics as animals (primates) and our unique non-biological characteristics we call culture. It covers humankind from the earliest times to the present, and includes the four subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Where Do Anthropologists Work?
Everywhere! We can be found in American neighborhoods and faraway places, international corporations, hospitals, health agencies, museums, criminology labs, research labs, tourism, resource management, historic and prehistoric preservation, Amnesty International, the Peace Corps, the political arena -- you name it, and we're there. As globalization increases, so does the need for anthropologists.