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!

Archaeological dig trowel

So, You Want to Go on an Archaeological Dig?

So, you want to go on an archaeological dig. It sounds exciting and adventurous. But, you have no experience with archaeology or excavation. What do you do? Well, you attend an archaeology field school! Archaeological field schools are programs that

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height genetics. image of a DNA double helix on a blue background.
Physical Anthropology

How Much of Your Height is Due to Genetics?

In a previous post, I talked about the 4 fields of Anthropology. One of those fields is Physical Anthropology, also known as Biological Anthropology. And one of the things that Physical Anthropology studies is human genetics. So, in this post,

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Cultural Anthropology

Subsistence Strategies: How Do People Get Food?

In Cultural Anthropology, subsistence strategies are the ways that people obtain food from their environment. There are five basic subsistence strategies: foraging, pastoralism, horticulture, agriculture, and industrialism. I’ll talk a little about each of these strategies in this blog post.

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Medical Anthropology

The Stages of Sickness Experience

In the last post, I talked about how people act when they are sick, which is called the sick role. Now, I’d like to continue talking about being sick and focus on the stages of sickness experience. Some researchers believe

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Cultural Anthropology

Learn Cultural Anthropology: Free Online Courses

Are you bored with staying at home due to COVID? Are you interested in learning more about Cultural Anthropology? Check out this blog post for information on some FREE online courses related to Cultural Anthropology. And if you missed them

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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.