Ethnology is the branch of anthropology has been considered an academic field in Europe since the late 18th century. The goals of ethnology have been the reconstruction of human history. Some parts of the world ethnology has developed along independent paths of investigation. The 15th-century exploration of America had an important role. Lévi-Strauss referred often on cannibalism to Montaigne's essay. The French school of ethnology was particularly significant since the early 1950s for the development of the discipline.
This online portal was created as part of the research project. The video portal is only on the history of the discipline.