physical anthropology

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the branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings

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1942; New York) is now recognized as the main founder of the American school of anthropology remarkable by its promotion of objective field research and a biometric-anthropometric-linguistic statistic analysis by which four domains intersected, namely ethnology, physical anthropology (somatology), archeology and linguistics, with a view to more deeply understanding the human phenomenon in its intricate web of relationships with itself and the surrounding world.
This case, however, is strictly based on medical science, somatology and statistics," said Lee.
Many of DeLillo's characters imagine these waves as harbingers of racialized physics and foreign bodies, expressed in a somatology of the mass.
In the eighteenth century, in addition to skin color and hair, "the facial angle was the most extensively elaborated and artlessly abused criterion for racial somatology" (Haller, 1995, p.
In early June 1897, Franz Boas, assistant curator of ethnology and somatology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, arrived at Spences Bridge, a small village on the Thompson River in south central British Columbia.