Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology is the study of human physical variation. It is a subfield of anthropology that focuses on the evolution of the human body and mind.

There are four main areas of research in physical anthropology: human evolution, bioarchaeology, human growth and development, and functional anatomy. Physical anthropologists use a variety of techniques to study the human body, including DNA analysis, skeletal analysis, and medical imaging.

Physical anthropologists have made significant contributions to our understanding of human evolution. They have helped to reconstruct the evolutionary history of our species and to identify the mechanisms of human evolution. Physical anthropologists have also played a key role in the discovery and interpretation of many important fossil finds, including the famous “Lucy” fossil.