The study of human beings and what distinguishes them from the whole animal kingdom is known as anthropology. The human body, their evolution, and development have always been the topic of sheer curiosity among all scientists. Even though we are human, still we know petite about the secrets of life, how we emerged from being cave people to civilized, respectable people of society. In day to day news, we usually read that apes are monkeys show great resemblance to the nature of humankind but the question that we keep asking is what resemblance and is it just apes that show resemblance to the human, or other animals possess some common characteristics with the human. There are many more questions that are still left unanswered, and scientists are still struggling to reveal the deepest secrets of the human life, which can help in a better standard of living of us all. This is where the anthropologists come in the frame; they take a broader approach which is commonly known as holism, in which they try to understand the various aspects of the human experience. In order to get the better understanding, through archaeology they consider the past, just to see how the humans’ lived hundreds or thousands years back and what worked as the vital ingredient in their survival.
Anthropologists are trying to understand not only the human life thousands of years back, but they’re trying to understand the making of the genetics and biological bodies as well as the diet, bodies and health and human. A research scholar pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology gets the option of comparing humans and other animals (commonly, other primates such as, apes, chimpanzees and monkeys are chosen for comparison) to find the similarities and what makes the humans’ unique. Apart from these topics, a person pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology gets the option of researching on how humans’ interact in their social relationships. They get to look into the various communications and dressing style of the societies.
Ph.D. in Anthropology
- It is a highly interesting subject and, if you are interested, then no one can stop you from excelling it with flying colors.
- The future as an anthropologist becomes easier.
- Competition is high, but you have vast options, making it easier to choose your desired field.
- You need to write a lot. The research paper in Ph.D. of Anthropology needs to be highly detailed.
- According to most workplaces, anthropology is not a ‘marketable’ skill.
These are some of the pros and cons that you need to take care of before deciding to pursue your Ph.D. in Anthropology. Byjus will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at 08039513255, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.