The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: * what is anthropology? * how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? * what is culture, anyway? * how do anthropologists study culture? * what are the key theories and approaches used today? * How has the discipline changed over time? This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.