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Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humanity. Its concerns include human life, origins and behaviour, and the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens.

A corroboree is a ceremonial meeting of Click to show or hide the answer
The rainbow serpent features in the art of
Nomadic groups that live in the Sahara and Arabian deserts Click to show or hide the answer
Dayak: loose term for various groups of native inhabitants of the interior of Click to show or hide the answer
Earliest human remains found in Europe (Sussex, 1993) Click to show or hide the answer
Ethnic group living mainly in the US state of Louisiana: descendants of exiles from what are now known as the Maritime Provinces of Canada; famous for their music and cuisine Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Original people of the Caribbean Click to show or hide the answer
The Han people make up approximately 90% of the population of Click to show or hide the answer
Common name for the first European homo sapiens – after the place in South–West France where the first specimen was found in 1868; modern science prefers the term 'European early modern humans' (EEMH) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Caribs are now only found on Click to show or hide the answer
Term used by Australian aborigines to describe the Creation (?) Click to show or hide the answer
Falashas come from Click to show or hide the answer
Home of the Ashanti people Click to show or hide the answer
Germanic people that settled beside the Black Sea in the second century BC and conquered parts of the Roman Empire Click to show or hide the answer
The Latin name for the human species – literally meaning "thinking man" Click to show or hide the answer
Pastoral nomads of Namibia and Cape Province Click to show or hide the answer
Ethnic group that seized power in Rwanda from the Tutsi after the end of Belgian colonial rule, proceeding to kill thousands of them – particularly in the "genocide" of 1994 Click to show or hide the answer
Gypsies (Romanies) originated in north–west Click to show or hide the answer
The Ainu (EYE–noo) are a minority ethnic group in Click to show or hide the answer
Cultural region of Northern Europe, home of the Sami people; includes parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia Click to show or hide the answer
French anthropologist, 1908–90, tried to find a universal structure governing all societies Click to show or hide the answer
The Malagasy are the dominant ethnic group in Click to show or hide the answer
Largest ethnic group in Hungary Click to show or hide the answer
Nomadic people of Kenya and Tanzania, noted for their warriors Click to show or hide the answer
Collective term used to denote peoples of southern Mexico and northern Central America – particularly the Yucatan peninsula – who share a cultural and linguistic heritage; their calendar predicted that the world would end on 21 December 2012 Click to show or hide the answer
Culture of what is now Peru, 300 BC to 800 AD; named after the modern city in its region; responsible for the gigantic geoglyphs (lines) named after it Click to show or hide the answer
Extinct member of the Homo genus, named after the valley near Dusseldorf, Germany, where a "type specimen" skull was discovered in 1856; lived from around 500,000 years ago to around 30,000 years ago Click to show or hide the answer
People of mixed Arab / Negro blood from the Nile region Click to show or hide the answer
Steep-sided ravine in the Tanzanian part of the Great Rift Valley, where the German geologist Hans Reck found early human remains in 1913, and the British husband and wife team of Louis and Mary Leakey later found conclusive evidence that man originated in Africa Click to show or hide the answer
Ancestor of man, found in China in the 1920s Click to show or hide the answer
Tagalog: people and language native to the Click to show or hide the answer
"Discovered" in Sussex, 1912; proved in 1953 to be a forgery Click to show or hide the answer
The people of Lapland, formerly known as Lapps Click to show or hide the answer
74% of the population of Sri Lanka (opposed by the Tamil Tigers) is Click to show or hide the answer
Watusi or Batusi, from Burundi: the world’s Click to show or hide the answer
Largest ethnic minority in Sri Lanka Click to show or hide the answer
Lake in Kenya, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, where Richard Leakey made many important discoveries of early human remains, including a skull believed to be approximately 1.9 million years old Click to show or hide the answer
Ethnic group supported by Belgian colonialists in Rwanda, but victimised by the Hutus who seized power after the end of colonial rule – particularly in the "genocide" of 1994 Click to show or hide the answer
French–speaking native of Belgium Click to show or hide the answer
Principal tribe of Natal, which is their principal homeland Click to show or hide the answer

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