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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!

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Cultural Anthropology

How Do Anthropologists Study Culture?

So, in previous blog posts, you learned that Cultural Anthropologists study culture. But how do they do that? There are 3 ways that Cultural Anthropologists study cultures: they study living cultures they study past cultures they compare cultures #1: Cultural Anthropologists Study Living

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Cultural Anthropology

What is Culture?

So, you learned in a previous blog post that Cultural Anthropologists study culture. But what exactly is culture, anyway? There is a famous definition of culture from an Anthropologist named E. B. Tylor. This is the definition of culture usually found in

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Cultural Anthropology

Understanding Other Cultures: Part 2

So, in the last blog post, you learned how looking at the whole situation is helpful when studying other cultures. (If you missed that post, just click here to read it.)  Here’s how Anthropologists understand other cultures: 1. Holistic perspective (Anthropologists look at

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Cultural Anthropology

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

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Archaeology

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.)

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General Anthropology

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.

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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.