"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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Featured Biographies
Sarah Surface-Evans

Sarah Surface-Evans

I am an applied archaeologist, who is passionate about public education & preservation of the past. My current research is collaborative with Tribal & local governments to study & preserve culturally significant sites in Michigan.

John Krebs

John Krebs

I am an archaeological anthropologist working as the staff archaeologist for a non-profit public archaeology program in Morganton, North Carolina. I am passionate about early European encounters with Native American groups in North America, specifically in what is now the southeastern United States.

Phuc Anh Nguyen

Phuc Anh Nguyen

NGUYEN Phuc Anh is lecturer at Vietnam National University. He currently studies for a PhD in anthropology at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. His current research interests include anthropology of nationalism, politics of identity, governmentality and neoliberalism in Vietnam.

Mary Beth Trubitt

Mary Beth Trubitt

As an archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, I research past lifeways in west-central Arkansas, teach anthropology courses at Henderson State University, and work with the public to preserve our state's rich heritage.

Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti

Two different fields, both in North Africa and the Middle East: Ecological anthropology, on Sahara oasis ecosystems and the relationship of local societies to their environment. Urban anthropology, mainly on Cairo (Egypt), on the uses and evolutions of public spaces and gardens +Sound anthropology.

Catherine Sanders

Catherine Sanders

I am a research associate at a non-governmental organization that implements maternal and child health development programs in Nepal and Uganda (e.g. clean water). My research helps to assess community needs and characteristics, and provides information used in designing more effective programs.

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