Anthropology is a fascinating discipline that combines exhaustive research in the field, analytical prowess and a knack for observation. Use the Anthropology Web Guide to get an introduction to the field, find anthropology journals and research, and explore anthropology graduate programs and careers.
Anthropology attracts curious and adventure-seeking students, who are often drawn to the wide-ranging research options. With an introduction to anthropology, you'll learn about the main areas of study, sub-genres and emerging trends of this exciting field.
- Most anthropology graduate programs require students to focus in socio-cultural anthropology, or biological anthropology or archaeology. Environmental anthropology is an emerging field that's available at some schools.
American Anthropological Association
explains what anthropology is, simply and clearly, and touches on why people study it. Read about biological, linguistic and cultural anthropology, as well as archaeology.
provides a concise explanation of the origins of the field of anthropology, and where and by whom the different genres were developed. Click "General," then "Schools and trends in the history of anthropology," and finally "anthropology (cultural, social, etc.)."
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