"Anthropology: the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."
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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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Asa Randall

Asa Randall

I am an anthropological archaeologist studying ancient hunter-gatherers. My work, focusing on freshwater shell mounds in Florida, explores the complex relationships between communities and ecological change, and how they may inform current and future responses to climate change.

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

I am a medical anthropologist, interested in factors that determine health, disease, illness, and health care delivery. My writing deals with applied anthropology, health inequality, political violence, and the Holocaust. My recent book is A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps (U of Okla Press 2014).

Peter Peregrine

Peter Peregrine

I am an archaeologist interested in understanding the evolution of culture. I work with other archaeologists and anthropologists, as well as evolutionary biologists, physicists, and mathematicians to develop models for understanding evolutionary dynamics in complex adaptive systems, like culture.

Helen Ball

Helen Ball

As Professor of Anthropology at Durham, UK, I study sleep ecology of infants, children and parents involving attitudes and practices about infant sleep, behavioural and physiological monitoring of parent-infant sleep, infant sleep development, and discordance between culture and biology of sleep.

Mabel Sabogal

Mabel Sabogal

PhD candidate; 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. Foci: Cultural diversity, wellness, and media arts.

Andrew Derlikowski

Andrew Derlikowski

I am currently a graduate student, studying Historical Archaeology with maritime focus at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

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