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Physical Anthropology

Biological anthropology (also called physical anthropology) is that branch of anthropology that studies the physical development of the human species. It plays an important part in paleoanthropology (the study of human origins) and in forensic anthropology (the analysis and identification of human remains for legal purposes). It draws upon human anthropometrics (body measurements), human genetics (molecular anthropology) and human osteology (the study of bones) and includes neuroanthropology, the study of human brain evolution, and of culture as neurological adaptation to environment.

In two centuries biological anthropology has been involved in a range of controversies. The quest for human origins was accompanied by the evolution debate and various racial theories. The nature and nurture debate became a political battleground. There have been various attempts to correlate human physique with psychological traits such as intelligence, criminality and personality type, many of which proved themselves mistaken and are now obsolete.

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Physical Anthropology Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award $1,000 March 31, 2017
Louise B. Perkal Memorial Scholarship Up to $700 April 15, 2017
Ed Reading Scholarship $400 June 01, 2017
Mina Weil Memorial Scholarship Varies March 01, 2018
Social Science Honor Scholarship - WTC Varies April 14, 2017
Deshane Wilson Scholarship Varies March 30, 2017
Miano Memorial Fund Scholarship Varies April 02, 2017
Murray E. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Varies March 31, 2017
Alvin Sherman Family Scholarship Varies May 01, 2017