American University of Central Asia - AUCA - "Anthropology and Archaeology" specialization

"Anthropology and Archaeology" specialization



Anthropology is one of the broadest disciplines. It studies the human being in his various aspects such as cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, and economical. Anthropology allows looking at society not from the position of a researcher but from the position of a member of that society. Therefore, the main method of anthropology is a participant observation or the study of the community in the natural setting. That is why anthropologists have to travel a lot and are fluent in foreign languages.

At the same time, anthropology is not limited to the study of traditional societies. It studies the issues and problems of modern societies too such as:

  • migration
  • urbanization
  • ethnic conflicts
  • poverty
  • religious extremism.

Archeology studies human society through the discovery and analysis of its historical remnants in the form of human remains, architecture, and artifacts representing different aspects of human life. 


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