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.
I'm currently a graduate student most interested in public archaeology. Being a public archaeologist allows me to educate and engage with anyone-- children, students, adults, teachers, government officials, other anthropologists-- in many ways, such as activities, publications, or workshop.
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.
I'm a Design Researcher and Applied Anthropologist based in Portland, OR. My work focuses on using human-centered research methods to generate insights for strategy and design. I have a deep affinity for helping organizations shape and improve products and services through understanding people.
I am an anthropological archaeologist. In my dissertation research, I'm undertaking a regional analysis of European-made trade goods found on sites where Indigenous people lived in the 17th and 18th century, in order to learn about interaction between diverse cultural groups.
I am an archaeologist interested in how human societies respond to climate change. I study animal bones and use the technique of stable isotope analysis in order to reconstruct past environments, diet, mobility, and settlement. I currently work primarily in the Balkans and in Turkey.
As an applied anthropologist, I use archaeology to study contemporary homelessness in Indianapolis. That might surprise some people, but archaeologists study all "stuff", not just old things. I also teach museum studies at IUPUI and work with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.