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An anthropologist is a person engaged in the practice of "anthropology. Anthropology is the study of various aspects of "humans within past and present "societies.[1][2][3] "Social anthropology and "cultural anthropology[1][2][3] study the norms and values of societies. "Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. "Biological or physical anthropology[1][2][3] studies the biological development of humans.



Anthropologists usually cover a breadth of topics within anthropology in their "undergraduate education, and then proceed to specialize in topics of their own choice at the "graduate level. In some universities, a qualifying exam serves to test both the breadth and depth of a student's understanding of anthropology; the students who pass are permitted to work on a doctoral dissertation.

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Some notable anthropologists include: "Edward Burnett Tylor, "James George Frazer, "Franz Boas, "Bronisław Malinowski, "Elsie Clews Parsons, "Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, "Margaret Mead, "Zora Neale Hurston, "Ruth Benedict, "Ella Deloria, "Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Clifford Geertz, and "Paul Rabinow.

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  1. ^ a b c "anthropology". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "anthropology". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "What is Anthropology?". "American Anthropological Association. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
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