The Australian Oxford Dictionary defines Anthropology as:
1. The study of humankind, esp. of its societies and customs.
2. The study of the structure and evolution of humans as animals.
Shows, in the imaginative form of a 'REPORT FROM OUTER SPACE,' how the ways of mankind might appear to visitors from another planet. Considers the things most cultures have in common and the ways they change as they pass from one generation to the next. From Encyclopedia Britannica. Remember that this is from 1954!