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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Research Methods

Research Methods in Anthropology: Focus Groups

This post is about research methods in Anthropology, specifically focus groups. When people think of Anthropology, many envision a researcher visiting a remote village and learning the culture by living among the people. This is participant observation and is probably the

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Free Webinar! Secrets to Archaeology: The Top 10 FAQs

On Saturday, October 17th, I am hosting a FREE webinar in celebration of International Archaeology Day! The webinar is called, “Secrets to Archaeology: The Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions” and it will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Pacific Time (USA).

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Linguistic Anthropology

What is Language? Human vs. Animal Communication

In the last post, you read that children learn their culture as they grow up, in a process called enculturation. During enculturation, children learn an important part of their culture—language. But what is language? We all know what it is,

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Cultural Anthropology

Characteristics of Culture

In a previous post, I talked about culture. I’d like to expand on that post here, and go into more detail on the characteristics of culture. There are many definitions of culture, but the most famous one is from E.

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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.