"Anthropology: the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."
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Welcome to This is Anthropology. On this website, you can learn more about the discipline of anthropology, use our interactive map to learn about anthropology projects in different parts of the world, explore the skills and careers anthropologists have, and find out how you can become an anthropologist.

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Guven Peter Witteveen

Guven Peter Witteveen

My cultural anthropology work in Japan and Korea has built my love of visually recording and presenting research. Museums and public outreach education methods and examples comprise my work. Some work is at gpwitteveen.googlepages.com/fulbright2012

Alessandra Rosa

Alessandra Rosa

As a sociocultural anthropologist, I plan to assess media as spaces of contention and resistance in (re)constructing and (re)presenting the 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico student strikes, as well as, the ways in which they are currently perceived by the University community.

Kristina Wyckoff

Kristina Wyckoff

I am an archaeologist with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. I locate and record archaeological sites in the vicinity of transportation projects in order to help the department maintain and improve roadways and bridges while preserving important cultural resources.

Aaron Sams

Aaron Sams

I am a biological/evolutionary anthropologist working in anthropological genomics. I investigate the evolution of complex traits related to diet and immune function using a combination of living and ancient human genomes.

Mark Rees

Mark Rees

I am a historical and archaeological anthropologist studying how people organized their societies and lived in the lower Mississippi Valley beginning thousands of years ago, from what they ate for dinner to the basis of power and social authority.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

I am a cultural medical anthropologist with an interest in sexual and reproductive health. My goals are to combine the agenda of public health with the tools and insights of anthropology to develop strategies for improving reproductive and sexual health outcomes of various communities.

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