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"Anthropology" Article -- Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Anthropology, Man's Place in Nature
Part 2: Anthropology - Origin of Man
Part 3: Anthropology - Races of Mankind
Part 4: Anthropology - Antiquity of Man

Part 5: Anthropology - Language
Part 6: Anthropology - Development of Civilization



The above article was written by Edward Burnett Tylor, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S., Professor of Anthropology, Oxford University; Keeper of the University Museum since 1883; author of Anahuac, Mexico and the Mexicans; Researches into the Early History of Mankind; Primitive Culture; Anthropology; and The Natural History of Religion.



Some Quotations about Anthropology

"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences."
-- Ruth Benedict

"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess."
-- Margaret Mead

“Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance... and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together?”
-- Clyde Kluckhohn

"Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world."

-- Jane Howard

"Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life."
-- Joan D. Vinge


"Song Lines began with a fascination with anthropology."
-- Michael Tippett




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