Dictionary of Anthropology

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Kensington, Dec 18, 1956 - Social Science - 591 pages
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The Dictionary of Anthropology is a comprehensive explication of basic terms and concepts of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. The terms have been selected from standard source and instructional materials, and include identifications of some major early contributors to anthropology. This is the only collection in any language of the specialized vocabularies of all the fields of anthropology. It is a handbook not only for anthropologists but for everyone interested in the study of man and of man's cultural and physical heritage.

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Charles Winick is professor of sociology at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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