anthropologist anthropologist  /ˌænθrə ˈpɑ lə dʒəst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a social scientist who specializes in anthropology

Usage(s):

  1. Indonesia is an anthropologist's fantasyland.
  2. Chatters, a forensic anthropologist, had been called in by the coroner of Benton County, Wash.
  3. An anthropologist says cannibalism is a myth Columbus, greeted by the peaceful Arawaks on Hispaniola, was immediately warned about the man-eating Caribs on nearby islands.

News

  1. Does altitude determine the way we speak?

    A University of Miami anthropologist discovered a link between languages that possess a certain consonant sound and their altitude. Does geography shape how our languages sound?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Anthropologist learns about life through human bones

    Suzanne Abel, Ph.D, says the realities of her job are far different than the forensic anthropologists featured on television programs.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Live 5 News Charleston

  3. Science and sex: Everything you wanted to know about 'doing it'

    "How We Do It" may sound like a sex manual, but it isn't: In fact, that's about the only topic you won't find addressed in anthropologist Robert Martin's book-length survey of human reproduction and what we can learn from the animal world.There's still news you can use, however. For example, how long should mothers breastfeed their babies? The standard advice from the World Health Organization ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "A defence forensic anthropologist, an archaeologist and several army historians will conduct a full archaeological dig in the location where Pte Fisher is believed to have fallen," Mr Snowdon said. "We are hopeful of providing Pte Fisher's...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Warren Snowdon Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "To quote (turn-of-the-last century anthropologist) Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt that a small group of committed people can make change. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has,'" Calvert explained to reporters Wednesday.
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Lorne Calvert Source: Regina Leader-Post (registration)

  3. Out of character, Kevin Clash spoke about his book,"My Life as a Furry Red Monster,detailing his experiences as the man behind Elmo. Novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs talked about her series of mysteries, upon which the television...
    on Sep 30, 2006 By: Kevin Clash Source: FOXNews

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