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Understanding Other Cultures: Part 1

Other cultures think about things differently and live their lives differently. Sometimes, the way other cultures do things might seem strange to you. It’s important to remember that there is more than one way of doing things. For example, say you are learning about a foraging society in the African desert. A foraging society means a society …

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The 4 Fields of Anthropology

This blog post will discuss the 4 fields of Anthropology. As you learned in the last blog post, Anthropology is the study of humans, in all times and all places. (If you didn’t read the last post, click here to read it.) Since Anthropology studies all of humanity, that’s a lot of stuff to study. So, the …

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What is Anthropology?

What is Anthropology? Many people think that Anthropology is digging up dinosaurs, or finding long lost treasures like in the “Indiana Jones” movies. But these things are NOT Anthropology!  So, then what IS Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of humans. That’s it. Easy, right? Let’s look at the word, “Anthropology.” The first part of the …

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Welcome to the Blog, “Anthropology 4U: A Beginner’s Guide!”

Welcome to the blog! “Is Anthropology hard?” “Is Cultural Anthropology a hard class?” “Is Anthropology difficult?” These are just some of the questions people ask about Anthropology in Google searches online. There’s the idea among students that Anthropology is hard to study. While it’s true that many students struggle with Introductory Anthropology classes, Anthropology doesn’t …

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