Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human. As such, it studies the varieties of human experience and expression, both among living peoples of the world today, as well as throughout history and prehistory.
In general, it is a broad discipline incorporating five main subfields of research and investigation:
- Physical Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology
- Applied Anthropology
Each of these fields in turn has its own range of specializations.
A key unifying concept throughout the discipline is that of Culture, and its many variations across the spectrum of human experience.