Anthropology is the comparative study of human societies, cultures, and their development. This includes present-day cultures as well as ancient ones. Anthropology draws upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences.
Anthropology is usually divided into four branches: sociocultural anthropology, biological (or physical) anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
Anthropology is a branch of social sciences and is similar to sociology in that both study humanity. However, sociology focuses on societies while anthropology focuses more on cultures. Anthropology also has similarities with biology, geography, linguistics, and various humanities.