Perspective - (2022) Volume 11, Issue 2

Facts Related to Anthropology
John Velupillai*
Department of Economics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
*Correspondence: John Velupillai, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy, Email:

Received: 02-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. GJISS-22-16278; Editor assigned: 04-Mar-2022, Pre QC No. GJISS-22-16278(PQ); Reviewed: 18-Mar-2022, QC No. GJISS-22-16278; Revised: 23-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. GJISS-22-16278(R); Published: 31-Mar-2022, DOI: 10.35248/2319-8834.22.11.015


The word anthropology is a combination of words derived from Greek language anthropos and logos. The word anthropos is equal to the word mankind or human being, while logos means study or science. So placing the two words together, anthropology is the study or science of mankind or humanity. Anthropology describe our life science that based on our evolution. Anthropology is the study of humanity. Anthropology is a vast scientific subject dedicated to the comparative study of human beings as a group, from its first appearance on the earth to its present stage of development. Anthropology is science which investigates the techniques for living that are learned and shared through people as members of human social groups examines the characteristics that humans share as members of one species (Homo sapiens ) and the various ways that people live in specific environments. Analyzes the products of social groups material objects (tools, clothes, houses, etc) and nonmaterial creations (beliefs, values, practices, institutions, etc). It should further be stressed that anthropology specializes in specific ways. The origin of human beings, the evolutionary development of the people is known as anthropology. Anthropology seeks to explain how and why humans are both similar and different through examination of our biological and cultural past and comparative study of contemporary human societies. Anthropology’s ultimate aim is to increase an integrated picture of humankind, a goal that encompasses an almost infinite variety of questions about all factors of our existence. Anthropology has a strong affinity with natural sciences as well.In fact, anthropology is well knownby that aspect of it that is especially concerned with the biological or physical dimensions of mankind as a biological being in group context. Hence, it may be inappropriate to mention that anthropology is only a social science. It is also a natural science, not in the way that it deals with the natural phenomenon or man as an individual entity, however in the sense that one of its primary interests is to study man and man's behavior on his livelihood as a product of the natural processes and in the context of the animal kingdom. There are a number of misconceptions associated with anthropology due to lack of appropriate awareness of its nature. The following are some of the misconceptions. One misconception about anthropology is related to the region of its study. It is stated that anthropology is limited to the study of "primitive" societies.


Indeed, most of the works done by anthropologists during early intervals focused on isolated, primitive, smallscale societies. However, anthropologists in recent times study the advanced, complex societies as well. Another misconception is that anthropologists only observe the rural people and rural areas. It is true that, most of the works performed on the focused rural areas. But now, anthropologists are also interested in the study of urban people and urban areas. There is a distinct sub-discipline dedicated to the study of urban societies urban anthropologywhich focuses on small-scale society in a complex city. It is claimed that anthropologists are only interested in the study of far away, remote exotic groups living isolated from the influences of modernization.

Citation: Velupillai J (2022) Facts Related to Anthropology. Global J Interdiscipl Soc Sci. 11:015.

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