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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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Michael Kimball

Michael Kimball

I am an archaeologist and applied anthropologist doing community engaged research and teaching focused on cultural heritage studies. My work includes the application of place building theory to "living heritage" contexts both locally and internationally.

Katherine Dettwyler

Katherine Dettwyler

My research focuses on breastfeeding/weaning from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. I teach at the University of Delaware, and am most widely known as the author of Dancing Skeletons (about Mali) and Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience.

Tanya Peres

Tanya Peres

I am an archaeologist interested in the relationships past humans societies had with their environments, and especially the interaction between humans and non-human animals. I am especially drawn to areas along rivers and coastlines in the Southeastern US

Douglas Hume

Douglas Hume

My research interest is discovering how humans interpret their environment and how these interpretations influence their behavior both with the environment and with others in their social group. I have focused on agricultural development and conservation in Belize, Madagascar, and the US.

Christine Bergmann

Christine Bergmann

I am a recent graduate in Anthropology. I am engaged in the stable isotope and elemental analysis of human bone. The analyses elucidates dietary, migratory, and trade patterns of humans which can be used in the field of forensics and the study of prehistoric people. Proud member of Anthropology!

Mark Teaford

Mark Teaford

I am a biological anthropologist and currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Evolution. I'm fascinated by fossils and primates and have been blessed to work on both. I try to blend museum work, lab work, and fieldwork to gain a better understanding of the behavior of our ancestors.

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