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Physical Anthropology

  Physical Anthropology  
First appearance: Biology 101Owned by: The study groupUsed by: Greendale students
Purpose: textbook— Made by: McGraw-Hill Higher Education   PHOTO ICON

"So what is 'Anthropology'? Seriously does anyone know?"
Professor Duncan, "The Psychology of Letting Go".

The textbook.
In the study group's second year at Greendale, they decide to take the course Anthropology taught by Professor June Bauer until she was replaced by Professor Ian Duncan. The textbook they use is called "Physical Anthropology" although the students ended up not having a lot of use for the book as the majority of their grades was based on dioramas they created and not on actual written tests on the subject matter. It's first appearance was in the Season Two episode "Anthropology 101".

Notable appearances[]

"Anthropology 101": The Study Group brings the text to their first day of class.

"Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples": Professor Ian Duncan tells the class to open their text books because Abed has broken the internet.

"Early 21st Century Romanticism": Troy and Abed hide behind their Anthropology textbooks while checking out the school's librarian Mariah.

"Intro to Political Science": After the group finishes conversing and with nothing else to do, Britta suggests that the study group actually study Anthropology. They all open up their Anthropology text books but are unsure of where to start reading as their books hadn't been used much during the semester.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education[]

The book used on the show is the actual tenth edition of McGraw-Hill Higher Education series Physical Anthropology written by Phillip Stein and Bruce Rowe. Book description:

Authors Stein and Rowe continue to share their love of discovery with students in this balanced, objective introduction to physical anthropology that does not assume that students have any previous knowledge of the subject. Carefully streamlined, making it more accessible and affordable, this edition provides students with a pedagogical program designed to facilitate comprehension. Every concept is carefully explained and illustrated, guiding students step-by-step through difficult material. As always, the authors use the most current data to unravel the mystery of the evolution of humankind, and to examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.