What is the relationship between history and anthropology?

Answer by Ameya Vombathkere:

History focuses on events, objectively reported. Also, history is the study of the continuum of events starting in the past and continuing to the present.

Anthropology focuses on a people specifically situated in time and space, who their ancestors were, how they interact with the environment and with each other, use tools, live, worship, and so on. (Anthrop = human being and -ology = the study of).

History provides the time and place–the setting–for the study of a particular group of humans. Anthropology explains who those people were and how they effected or affected historical events–and how those events affected them.

What is the relationship between history and anthropology?

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