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A Beginner's Guide to Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropology 4U blog, “A Beginner’s Guide to Anthropology!” In these posts, I write about the four fields of Anthropology for a general audience. And, I try to make the content easy to understand. So if you don’t know anything about Anthropology and you want to learn, keep reading! You can view the posts by category using the options below, and you can also view posts by tag. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and they teach you a lot about Anthropology. If you have comments or suggestions for future posts, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you! Hope you have a great day!

Gender and clothing. Sleeves of several men's shirts
Cultural Anthropology

Gender and Clothing: Gendered Divisions in Life

In a previous post, I talked about gendered space, which is when physical space is divided by gender. There are some spaces meant for men and other spaces meant for women. But other aspects of life can be divided by

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a blue mask, glass vial, and medical syringe
Medical Anthropology

The 5 Approaches of Medical Anthropology

As I mentioned in a previous post, Medical Anthropology is the anthropological study of health and illness. This subfield of anthropology consists of five basic approaches. Note: Some textbooks merge some of these approaches into just three, but I was

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Two men in business suits shaking hands
Cultural Anthropology

How Anthropology Can Be Useful in International Business

You might read the title of this blog post and think, how can Anthropology be useful in international business? Isn’t Anthropology digging up arrowheads and studying human bones? Well, yes, Anthropology includes these things, but Anthropology also includes the study

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different colored feathers on arrows
General Anthropology

What Anthropology Teaches Us About Hunter-Gatherers

For most of human history, people have lived as hunter-gatherers. This means that they hunted for meat and gathered wild plants to eat. Some groups of people also fished for fish to eat as well. Hunter-gatherers are also called foragers.

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several piles of coins
Cultural Anthropology

Economic Anthropology: The Three Forms of Economic Exchange

One of the many topics that Cultural Anthropology studies is economics. There is even a subfield of Cultural Anthropology called Economic Anthropology, and it studies the economic behavior of cultures around the world. One of the things Economic Anthropology focuses

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The word "teach" made out of wooden blocks
General Anthropology

I’m Now an Instructor on Alison.com!

I’m excited to announce that I have become an instructor for Alison.com, a top online course platform with millions of students! I am currently in the process of placing my 5 current online courses on this platform. The first course

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Want to Learn More About Anthropology?

Do you like this blog? Do you want to learn even more about Anthropology? Check out the Resources section of this website! On the Anthropology Links page, you can view a list of links to websites that are related to Anthropology. On the Recommended Reading page, you can see some of the introductory Anthropology books that I recommend reading. On the Anthropology Articles page, you can read some interesting online articles about topics in Anthropology. And, on the Anthropology 4U videos page, you can view my YouTube videos, all without having to leave this website! Finally, on the SlideShare Presentations page, you can view my SlideShare presentations, also without leaving my website. Don’t know what SlideShare is? Check it out here.