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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
Constance M. Ferwerda Endowment for the Humanities Award $2,500 February 01, 2018
Social Science Academic Scholarship $1,000 October 15, 2017
Oliver & Hazel Shriver Fine Arts Scholarship $650 August 28, 2017
Dorothy Zola Greenberger Memorial Scholarship $300 December 01, 2017
Wayne Stagaard Memorial Scholarship $200 August 28, 2017
Mina Weil Memorial Scholarship Varies March 01, 2018
Gina Tenney Memorial Scholarship Varies December 01, 2017
Fay Bullock Social Science and Philosophy Scholarship - Arkansas Tech Varies February 15, 2018
James A. Wilgus Family Scholarship Varies March 01, 2018