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1. ^ Wolf, Eric (1994) Perilous Ideas: Race, Culture, People. Current Anthropology 35: 1-7. p.227
In this article, Wikipedia states that Anthropology “has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences,” citing Eric Wolf to support this claim. In the cited article, however, Wolf (1994:1) discusses how “ideas about race, culture, and peoplehood or ethnicity have long served to orient anthropology's inquires, and justify its existence.” He does not explicitly mention the humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences. I think this citation may be a mistake. For example, the citation says the article is from pages 1-7, but then cites page 227 as the location of this fact. It is a reputable source, but the stated claim does not match the cited source.
Wolf, Eric R.
1994Perilous Ideas, Race, Culture, People. Current Anthropology 35:1-7.
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Identification of Five Unsourced Facts:
In this article, Wikipedia states that “the term 'anthropology' is from the Greek anthrōpos (ἄνθρωπος), 'man', understood to mean mankind or humanity, and -logia (-λογία), 'discourse' or 'study,'” but does not cite a source for this claim. This is a primary statement, because it gives the origin of the term Anthropology.
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The statement that the term Anthropology is from the Greek words meaning “humankind” and “study of,” could be supported by the Oxford English Dictionary (2000), which states: “Etymology: < Greek ἄνθρωπος man + -logy comb. form. Greek had ἀνθρωπολόγος (Aristotle) treating of man, of which *ἀνθρωπολογία was analogically the abst. n. Anthropologia occurs as...