the branch of anthropology dealing with the evolutionary changes in human anatomy and physiology, using mensurational and descriptive techniques.
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- physic nut,
- physical allergy,
- physical capital,
- physical change,
- physical chemistry,
- physical diagnosis,
- physical double star
Compare cultural anthropology.
Origin of physical anthropology
First recorded in 1870–75
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the branch of anthropology dealing with the genetic aspect of human development and its physical variations
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The branch of anthropology that deals with human evolutionary biology, physical variation, and classification. Compare cultural anthropology.
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