What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of what it is to be human.  The discipline integrates knowledge and principles from the social and biological sciences, as well as from the humanities and physical sciences.  Anthropologists trace the past, through the lens of archaeology. They examine our health and diversity through biology and evolution. Anthropologists study how people interact in social settings. They study how humans communicate using language and other forms of communication.  Anthropologists use a holistic approach that recognizes interactions between biology, culture, language, and how humans today emerged from people who lived in the past.