Physical Anthropology in Czechoslovakia: Recent Developments

  title={Physical Anthropology in Czechoslovakia: Recent Developments},
  author={Milan Dokl{\'a}dal and Josef M. Bro{\vz}ek},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={455 - 477}
In Czechoslovakia, as in most Central and East European countries, the term "anthropology" refers to the biological study of man, i.e., to physical anthropology. However, physical anthropology has traditionally denoted a field substantially narrower than is designated, at times, as "human biology." Thus it does not include such biosocial disciplines as demography or anthropogeography. As taught and studied in Czechoslovakia, anthropology does not include the various branches of science (such as… 
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