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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!

Henna tattoos on 2 hands
Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological Concepts: Body Art

All cultures decorate and make modifications to the human body, whether it is temporary or permanent. This is called body art.  Body Art includes cutting, styling, or dying hair; body piercing; body painting; tattooing; and scarification.  Hair Cutting, styling, or

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Detailed painting on the wall of a staircase
Cultural Anthropology

The Art of Small Scale Societies vs. Complex Societies

In a previous post, I discussed some differences between art in Western cultures and art in non-Western cultures. There are also differences between the art of small-scale societies and the art of complex societies.  One way art is different between these

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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.

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