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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Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology. The book covers an introduction to paleoanthropology, early hominid fossils, early hominid behavior, hominids in oldowan, acheulean, middle paleolithic, upper paleolithic, and more.
by Purushothaman Venkatesan (ed.) - InTech
Indigenous peoples are the native ethnic groups, descended from the original inhabitants of a region. This book is an attempt to bring out the analysis of indigenous environment, indigenous technical knowledge, indigenous resource governance, etc.
by Brandon D. Lundy (ed.) - Newfound Press
Contributors revisit older debates about the relationship between anthropology's messages and the rhetoric that conveys those messages. The authors explore not only art through the lens of anthropology but also anthropology through the lens of art.
by Lewis Henry Morgan - University of Arizona Press
The author studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. He describes how savages, advancing by definite steps, attained the higher condition of barbarism.