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.
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.
I am currently studying the social and health impacts of microfinance (the provision of small loans to individuals or groups that often cannot access formal banking institutions) in Quito, Ecuador for my PhD dissertation in medical anthropology.
I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University. My primary focus of study is Linguistic Anthropology, specifically literacy as a social practice. My thesis research involves the study of conversations that occur in bathroom stall through graffiti.
As a recent graduate in anthropology, I am passionate about world cultures, particularly material culture. I volunteered at my university's anthropology museum where I further developed my love of both artifacts and the museum setting. I would love to turn this experience into a full-time career!
I'm a biological anthropologist, focusing on non-human primate behavior (lemurs), ecology, and hormones. My work is noninvasive, and investigates the behavioral and physiological changes that species undergo in response to environmental changes. I'm interested in the evolution of shared infant care.
I am a biological anthropologist and archaeologist. My research interests are sex differences in mortality patterns in historical times, the evolution of longevity, and the improvement of methods to estimate age at death from skeletal material. I spend most of my time travelling to analyze skeletal