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anthropologist (noun) one who studies anthropology, the history of human kind, its origin, growth, culture, etc..
Anthropologists are those interested in finding out the origin of humankind, their evolution over the centuries, the development of organized societies, the evolution of culture, the growth of civilization, etc.. In short, the anthropologist studies the history and science of humankind.
- Anthropologists were greatly surprised to discover that the people of the Mayan civilization knew advanced techniques of metallurgy.
- Some anthropologists trace the custom of bride-money in some communities to the practices of matriarchal (women-dominated) societies of the past.