biological anthropology



Compound of biological +‎ anthropology. Attested from the 19th century.


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biological anthropology (uncountable)

  1. (anthropology) The branch of anthropology that studies the evolution and biology of humans; physical anthropology.
    • 1890, Gerson Da Cunah, “The nasal index in biological anthropology”, in The Journal of the Anthropological Society of Bombay[1], page 530:
      The following notes on the nasal index in Biological Anthropology have no pretension to perfection, exhibiting, as I am apprehensive they do, many faults of omission and commission,
    • 1992, Jeffrey Rogers, “Nuclear DNA polymorphisms as tools in biological anthropology”, in Eric Devor, editor, Molecular Applications in Biological Anthropology, page 19:
      Genetics has long made an important contribution to biological anthropology.

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