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physical anthropology

[′fiz·ə·kəl ‚an·thrə′päl·ə·jē]
(anthropology)
The science that deals with the biological aspects of humankind and their relation to historical or cultural aspects. Also known as biological anthropology.

physical anthropology

See ANTHROPOLOGY.
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(11) He never, however, questioned the pre-eminence of race as the central ordering principle of physical anthropology.
And, in collaboration with new colleagues, he continued his work on the physical anthropology of the Welsh.
Anderson, "Temperature's influence on the activity budget, terrestriality, and sun exposure of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda," The American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol.
Schwartz, "Taxonomic and functional aspects of the patterning of enamel thickness distribution in extant large bodied hominoids," American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol.
of the Aegean, Greece) explores the emergence and trajectory of physical anthropology in Greece from its first integration in the University of Athens by the establishment of the Anthropological Laboratory and Museum in 1886, the later establishment of a chair for physical anthropology there in 1925, to the dissolution during the 1970s of the Greek Anthropological Society, which was founded in 1924.
He published widely in the fields of obstetrics and physical anthropology.
Hunt, "Formation and resorption ofthree deciduous teeth in children," American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol.
Wolff argues that works on "Galician" flora, fauna, insecta, and physical anthropology were an expression of a "conscientious cultural construction" of the idea of Galicia (pp.
If physical anthropology was indeed the "leading science of its time," with the capacity to "recreate the world on the basis of rational knowledge" (15), this was certainly not reflected in its nominal status.
writing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology in an article posted online in March, management researchers Yan L?u, Liujun chen, and Jiawei chen, of Beijing Normal university, and genetics researcher Yida yuan, of the chinese
In Legacy, Ostrer traces a century of physical anthropology and genetic research, with all of its twists and turns, and sometimes heated political battles.
Made in the name of physical anthropology at a time when race was understood as a biological concept, these sculptures occupied a grey area between anthropology and art.

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