Anthro's contribution to society

Marsha Quinlan (C633902@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 17:25:59 CDT

Unfortunately, I have found that most people out there in U.S.
society have no idea what the Sam Hill "anthropology" is. In my
experience, the term seems to conjure up images related to either
Ancient Egypt or Dinosaurs. So, anthro's contribution regarding
knowledge of human variation must directly affected a relatively
small portion of our society. Indirectly, however, lots of folks
must have been affected by anthropology. By elucidating various
possible lifeways of humans anthro could pave the way for other
disciplines that do affect society more directly, or at least have
more direct public contact e.g., psychology, education, public policy.

What do you all think about that? Marsha