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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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Elizabeth DiGangi

Elizabeth DiGangi

I am a biological anthropologist who studies the biology of the skeletal system. My work is two-fold: one focus is on the health of prehistoric populations, and a second focus is on forensic anthropology. I have worked with skeletal collections in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and North America.

Ashley Lemke

Ashley Lemke

Ashley Lemke is anthropological archaeologist at the University of Michigan. Ashley practices anthropology on land and underwater, exploring submerged prehistoric sites and how human hunting has changed through time.

Karen Marie Greenough

Karen Marie Greenough

I am currently a practicing anthropologist in Ouagadougou for the Volta Basin Development Challenge (VBDC). I study potential innovations emerging from VBDC interventions. I also worked in Niger with pastoral Fulani, and hope to return there to pastoralist research and participatory development.

Larry Zimmerman

Larry Zimmerman

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.

Scott Haddow

Scott Haddow

I'm a bioarchaeologist working primarily in Egypt and Turkey these days. My doctoral research focused on the use of dental traits to assess the biological affinities of a Roman Period skeletal population from Egypt. My other research interests include mortuary archaeology and forensic anthropology.

Daniel Knight

Daniel Knight

I am a research fellow at Durham University working on history, economy and temporality in Thessaly, central Greece. My current research project focuses on renewable energy and sustainable economy in the southern Balkans (especially photovoltaics).

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