The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to anthropology:

Anthropology – study of humanity. Anthropology has origins in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.[1] The term was first used by François Péron when discussing his encounters with Tasmanian Aborigines.[2]

What type of thing is anthropology?

Anthropology can be described as all of the following:[citation needed]

History of anthropology

History of anthropology

Fields of anthropology

Archaeological and biological subfields

Outline of archaeology

Linguistics subfields

Outline of linguistics

Socio-cultural anthropology subfields

Other subfields

General anthropology concepts


Methods and frameworks

Anthropology organizations

Books, journals, and other literature

Anthropology scholars

Anthropology lists

See also

Related fields


  1. ^ Wolf, Eric (1994) Perilous Ideas: Race, Culture, People. Current Anthropology 35: 1-7. p.227
  2. ^ Flannery, T.F. (1994) The Future Eaters: An ecological history of the Australasian lands and people Chatswood: New South Wales ISBN 0-8021-3943-4