Anthropologists study the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures, as they exist now or have existed throughout history.An anthropologist may work in different communities to collect and analyse information on social and cultural behaviour, artefacts, language and biology of groups and societies and also collect, identify, mark date, protect and preserve indigenous artefacts, material possessions and other objects.
Nature of Work:
Anthropologists may specialise as an:
Applied Anthropologist who may work in areas such as social policy and planning, social impact assessments, conservation, advocacy, community development, women and development, cultural resource management, land claims and social justice.
Biological/Physical Anthropologist who is concerned with the biological evolution and variations of the human species in past and present.
Linguistic Anthropologist who studies mainly the evolution, structure, history and function of languages.
Social/Cultural Anthropologist who conducts ethnographic research on small communities, cities and nations, and makes comparative studies of different cultures.
The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent. The requirements need to become an anthropologist are the capacity for detailed observation and accurate practical work,able to work independently,aptitude for research,good oral and written communication skills.