Biological Anthropology Law and Legal Definition

Biological anthropology is a division of anthropology that deals with both the social behavior and the biology of people. It is a biosocial science. Biological anthropology is carried out on the skeletal remains of people from the past or on the biological characteristics of living people. It mostly studies hominid fossil evidence and their evolution and studies.

Biological anthropology incorporates bio-cultural studies of human diversity, the ancestry of the human species; and the comparative anatomy, behavior, history, and ecology, of historic and present-day primates.