Anthropology is divided into four sub areas.

anthropology, cultural anthropology, forensic anthropology, and linguistic .

anthropology. All of them serve a different purpose in our attempt to .

uncover our ancient ancestors evolution into Homo sapiens as we are seen .

today. In this essay I will try to explain how each of them are tied together .

to make anthropology a whole. .

I will first start with physical anthropology, which "focuses on .

humans as biological organisms" (Haviland 2003:10). The concerns in this .

field would be "to reconstruct the ancestry of the human species in order to .

understand how, when, and why we became the kind of animal we are .

today."(Haviland 2003: 10). "Another major specialty of physical .

anthropology is the study of present day human variation"(Haviland 2003: .

10). It can be linked to another branch of anthropology which is forensic .


Forensic Anthropology can be linked to physical anthropology due to .

the fact that they are both studying human remains. Although forensic .

anthropology is used for a more modern situation, it still could be applied to .

help physical anthropologists who are trying to figure out the sex, .

approximated age, and if the fossil is in good enough condition, the cause of .

death. I believe that applying these skills would make a more easy quest in .

finding out when we split apart from our primate counterparts. .

Cultural anthropology would be the third sub area of anthropology .

which is "The branch of anthropology which fouses on humans as a culture .

making species."(Haviland 2003:Glossary). This means that they study .

humans from the past and present to determine whether we still use some of .

the practices used by our ancestors. This can be linked to linguistic .

anthropology due to the fact that one thing that the one thing that we have .

kept from our ancestors would be the ability to talk. .

Linguistic anthropology is "the branch of cultural anthropology that .