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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
Marnie Shaffer

Marnie Shaffer

I am a cultural anthropologist who studies gender and migration. I’ve conducted research with Somali refugees in Johannesburg, South Africa and Columbus, Ohio.

Guy Duke

Guy Duke

Excavator of artifacts. Drinker of beer. Cooker of food. Player of music. Walker of neighbourhoods. Singer of karaoke. Writer of words. Reader of books. Traveller of world. Rider of bike.

Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

I am an archaeological anthropologist employed as a partner with Archaeological Services Inc., a heritage consulting firm located in Toronto, Canada. I am also affiliated with the anthropology departments at the University of Waterloo and Trent University.

Leland Gilsen

Leland Gilsen

Retired State Archaeologist (Oregon). I have a Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory, I make replica and reproduction artifacts, my educational website is oregon-archaeology.com. I teach at early living skills events around the west: Echoes-in-time; Rabbitstick, Winter Count , Buckeye

Jason Danely

Jason Danely

I am a cultural anthropologist interested in the experience of growing old in different cultures.Like many medical anthropologists, I work at the overlaps between the mind/body, and the social and political worlds in which it is embedded.Aging is global and interdisciplinary; anthropology is key!

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

I am a doctoral candidate in biological anthropology with a focus on paleoanthropology. My research focuses on craniofacial evolution, with an emphasis on the chin, within the genus Homo over the last 2 million years. I also teach both at the community college and university levels.

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