What is Biological Anthropology? - Definition & Subfields


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In the field of biological anthropology, which of the following professionals would be best placed to explain why people developed the capacity for obesity?

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1. In the field of biological anthropology, which of the following people is most likely to be employed as part of a criminal investigation into a shallow grave with two bodies?

2. In the field of biological anthropology, someone who studies the great apes is called a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever been interested in where human beings came from and how we got to where we are today, you've been thinking about topics in the field of biological anthropology. You can test your understanding of this scientific field by answering the questions included in this online quiz and worksheet. These questions will assess you on the major sub-disciplines, concepts and topics needed to understand this field.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can answer the questions in this assessment to study topics like:

  • Professions in the biological anthropology field
  • Applications of biological anthropology
  • What biological anthropologists study
  • The study of human origins

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through these assessment questions to determine how much you can remember about the field of biological anthropology
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you have understood the different sub-disciplines of biological anthropology and their specific fields of focus
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of biological anthropology to identify different fields within biological anthropology based on objects of study and scientific issues

Additional Learning

For even more about this subject, read the associated lesson called What is Biological Anthropology? - Definition & Subfields. This lesson contains information on:

  • Paleoanthropology
  • Primatology
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Evolutionary medicine