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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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Megan Parker

Megan Parker

I am a graduate student and teaching assistant at Georgia State University. My research focuses on examining how environmental changes affected ancient Maya ritual through the analysis of archaeological plant remains recovered from caves in the periphery of the site of Pacbitun, located in Belize.

Diane Hardgrave

Diane Hardgrave

I am a medical anthropologist investigating how culture and states of consciousness shape and influence human health. From healing rituals in West and East Africa to meditation and alternative medicine in the United States, I seek to understand holistic approaches to health and well-being.

Mabel Sabogal

Mabel Sabogal

Educator, mentor, researcher, and administrator. Successful across a broad cross-section of student populations, from adult students in a higher education setting, to at-risk youth learners in a community organization, and disabled people. Foci: Cultural diversity; wellness; integral education.

Tristan Harrenstein

Tristan Harrenstein

I am currently working on my masters degree at the University of West Florida specializing in historic archaeology and public education.

Randall McGuire

Randall McGuire

We live in a material world that shapes our actions, thought and being even as we change it. My archaeology explores the impact of things on the most diverse realms of human life. I study how objects join with human needs and want to remake society and culture from ancient times to the present.

Samantha Hyler

Samantha Hyler

Applied anthropologist and ethnographer. Researching social sustainability as a PhD student and working part-time as an ethnographer for consultancies (recently focusing on tourism experiences).

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