physical anthropology

(noun) The branch of anthropology studying the origin and variation of humankind.

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  • A (noun) physical anthropologist (adverb) anthropologically studies culture to create (adjective) physical anthropologic or (adjective) physical anthropological works.

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How to Cite the Definition of Physical Anthropology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “physical anthropology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-anthropology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

physical anthropology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-anthropology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “physical anthropology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 19, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-anthropology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“physical anthropology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/physical-anthropology/>.