General Anthropology

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FAQ: What Anthropology Textbooks Do You Recommended?

I’m often asked, what Anthropology textbooks do you recommend? Many people are new to the field of Anthropology and want to learn more, but they don’t know where to start. Here are some textbooks in each of the 4 fields of Anthropology to get you started. They are listed in alphabetical order by title. You …

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FAQ: What Kinds of Questions Do Anthropologists Ask?

One question I am often asked is, what kinds of questions do Anthropologists ask? This is hard to answer since Anthropology contains several fields and sub-fields, all dealing with different topics. But in general, Anthropologists ask all sorts of questions about people! Anthropology is the study of people, in all times and in all places. …

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7 Rules Every Anthropologist Must Follow

In the last blog post, you learned how Cultural Anthropologists do research. Anthropologists can’t just research people whenever and wherever and however they want. There are professional guidelines for Anthropologists. Here are 7 rules every Anthropologist must follow (at least in the United States). 1. Do No Harm Just as doctors take an oath to do …

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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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