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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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Kristina Killgrove

Kristina Killgrove

I see (Roman) dead people. Assistant professor of anthropology at University of West Florida and researcher of archaeology, bioanthropology, and classics.

Courtney Lewis

Courtney Lewis

I am an economic anthropologist and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. My specialization is in economic development for Native Nations and, consequently, the issues of sovereignty related to economic stability. My current research is focused on small businesses of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Henry Goldschmidt

Henry Goldschmidt

I’m a cultural anthropologist, community educator, and scholar of American religious diversity. I am currently the Director of Education Programs at the Interfaith Center of New York, working to educate teachers, students, social workers, and others about New York City’s religious diversity.

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

Sam Packard

Sam Packard

I have a BA in Anthropology with a focus in Medical Anthropology. I spent two years in the Peace Corps with an indigenous population in Panama, the Embera. I now live in the San Francisco Bay area doing research and evaluation on urban micro-enterprise programs.

Paul Keil

Paul Keil

PhD candidate interested in the surprisingly complex and varied ways that humans interact with animals, my research currently focusing on human-elephant cooperation and conflict in North East India.

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