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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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Joseph Hefner

Joseph Hefner

I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology specializing in forensic anthropology and quantitative methods, with interests in forensic anthropology that include the estimation of ancestry using morphoscopic (cranial nonmetric) traits and cranial and postcranial metrics.

Steve Douglas

Steve Douglas

Historical linguists examine the history of individual languages and their interrelationships with other languages. My area of focus is the Indo-European language family, especially the Germanic branch, and my dissertation involves the Gothic translation of the Greek New Testament (from c. 350).

Kristina Baines

Kristina Baines

I work with communities and organizations to help them better understand how ecological practices effect health and wellness. I am passionate about sharing anthropology with a wide audience through innovative, multi-media events and educational tools.

Blanca  Cárdenas

Blanca Cárdenas

I´m an anthropologist specialized in the subfield of Ethnology(Cultural Anthropology). I studied at ENAH in Mexico City and I obtained my degree with an ethnographic research on the cultural heritage and the food system among the tarahumaras. Now, I´m a professor with an academic career in progress.

Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth Briody

For years I was a researcher at GM but now I run my own business (Cultural Keys LLC) which helps firms and nonprofits address organizational and cultural-change issues. I work with clients in industries such as medical, consumer-products, long-term care, and insurance, but I love manufacturing!

Andrew Derlikowski

Andrew Derlikowski

I am currently a graduate student, studying Historical Archaeology with maritime focus at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

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