Anthropology is the science that focuses on the origins and development of humans. Anthropology uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore all aspects of human development, emphasizing cross-cultural relativity.

There are four broad areas of anthropological study: Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

Physical Anthropology focuses on the examination of the physical development and biological characteristics of the human species through history.

Cultural Anthropology focuses on the history and development of human culture which includes religion, government, social structures, social norms, family structure, traditions and customs, and other areas of human society.

Archaeology is the study of human culture through an examination of artifacts, human remains, and landscapes.

Linguistic Anthropology explores the development and evolution of human language across cultures.