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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!

African American woman whistling
Linguistic Anthropology

Whistle Languages: Using Whistles to Communicate

In a previous blog post, I talked about language and how it includes both sounds and gestures. But, the sounds of language don’t have to include just speech. Some cultures use whistles to communicate. This method of communication is called

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Linguistic Anthropology

How are Culture and Language Interrelated?

In a previous post, I talked about the structure of language. Now, I’d like to talk about the interrelationships between culture and language. Culture influences language. And, language influences culture. Let’s start by looking at how culture influences language. How

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Two outlines of heads with speech bubbles
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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Woman with a multicolored head scarf with only the eyes showing
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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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.