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Blog: 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

Anthropology Memes: The Funny Side of Cultural Anthropology

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some memes and cartoons related to Cultural Anthropology. In previous posts, I shared some memes and cartoons related to Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology, so check those posts out if you haven’t seen

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Bride and groom
Cultural Anthropology

Culture and Marriage: Cross-Cultural Ideas

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that one of the many topics that Cultural Anthropology studies is marriage. Marriage seems simple because two people get married and that’s it, right? Wrong! Different cultures handle marriage in different ways. So,

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Thanksgiving cornucopia
Cultural Anthropology

Culture & Food: Food Taboos

Since this week is Thanksgiving, I’d like to talk a little about culture and food, and specifically something called food taboos. There is a ton of edible material on this planet, and each culture decides which things are considered “food”

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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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Cultural Anthropology

Is Everyone in a Culture the Same?

In a previous post, I explained that culture is how people think and behave. But, does every person in a certain culture act the exact same way? Well, consider yourself. You are part of at least one culture. Do you

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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.