"Anthropology: exploring the human in all of us."
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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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Featured Biographies
Charles Menzies

Charles Menzies

Charles is a maritime anthropologist who works with fishing people world wide. He also makes documentary films.

Pablo Gustavo Rodriguez

Pablo Gustavo Rodriguez

Social, development & business anthropologist in the public sector. Research methods professor at FCNyM-UNLP. Entrepreunership & local development public policies. Most of all I love computer assisted qualitative analysis.

Casey Riggs

Casey Riggs

As a paleoethnobotanist and environmental archaeologist, I reconstruct past environments, human diet, and plant use. My research takes places in the Chihuahuan Desert region of Texas where I am determining how human diet and landscape use was effected by climate change in the past 1,000 years.

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.

Steve Douglas

Steve Douglas

Historical linguists examine the history of individual languages and their interrelationships with other languages. My area of focus is the Indo-European language family, especially the Germanic branch, and my dissertation involves the Gothic translation of the Greek New Testament (from c. 350).

Douglas  Shaver

Douglas Shaver

I am a North American archaeologist who focuses primarily on landscape use. I am also certified in GIS (Geographic Informations Systems) a type of computer mapping and I have a graduate certification in Native American studies.

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