"Anthropology: exploring the human in all of us."
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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
Sarah Price

Sarah Price

I am an archaeologist who has been working in the lower Southeast for the past 12 years, mainly Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. My specialties are lithics, spatial analysis, coastal shell middens, and bone tools.

Ed Liebow

Ed Liebow

I am the new Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association, after a long career at the non-profit Battelle Memorial Institute, where I conducted research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities.

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

I am an anthropologist doing archaeological research in Ireland. While I enjoy doing archaeology the most, I really like all four fields of anthropology, and that's honestly what drew me to the field. You can study pretty much anything through the anthropological lens.

Scott Matter

Scott Matter

I am a cultural anthropologist and I study connections between environmental conflict, minority rights, and ethnic politics. Most recently I have been researching the social impacts of carbon sequestration projects on contested forest land in rural Kenya.

William Wilson

William Wilson

I am currently in graduate school studying anthropology. I am interested in underwater archaeology and the effects that the environment has on submerged sites

Randall McGuire

Randall McGuire

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.

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