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Lucy Lucy was a member of the species Australopithecus afarensis. Her skeleton gives us the most complete picture of her species. The subfield of Biological Anthropology encompasses a diverse range of studies. There are specific fields for studying the human skeleton, evolution, primate behavior and aiding law enforcement.

The subfields of Biological Anthropology are:

Primatology: Study of non-human primate behavior.

Osteology: Study of the skeleton.

Paleopathology: Studies signs of disease and injuries in human remains.

Forensic Anthropology: Often work with law enforcement to aid in the identification of remains.    

The life of Anthropologist does not have to be limited to teaching or digging in the dirt.
Check out the American Anthropological Society's career information.