"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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Aaron Sams

Aaron Sams

I am a biological/evolutionary anthropologist working in anthropological genomics. I investigate the evolution of complex traits related to diet and immune function using a combination of living and ancient human genomes.

Frederic Gleach

Frederic Gleach

I curate the Anthropology Collections at Cornell University. I'm interested in visual & material culture, museums & collecting, & cultural interactions like colonialism and tourism. I've written extensively on the Powhatan Indians of Virginia & on the history of anthropology, & also on Puerto Rico.

Young Hoon Oh

Young Hoon Oh

I am a Ph.D student at University of California, Riverside. I am currently conducting fieldwork with Sherpas, the Himalayan guides in Nepal, as they climb highest mountains. It's tough to climb and live with them up on the Himalayas, but amazingly fruitful and fun.

Michael Harkin

Michael Harkin

I am a cultural anthropologist and ethnohistorian. I specialize in indigenous peoples of North America, religious movements, landscape and environment, and theory and the history of anthropology. I teach at the University of Wyoming and edit the journal Reviews in Anthropology.

Jayne Godfrey

Jayne Godfrey

I am currently a graduate student at the University of West Florida focusing in maritime studies.

Amy Santee

Amy Santee

I'm a Design Researcher and Applied Anthropologist based in Portland, OR. My work focuses on using human-centered research methods to generate insights for strategy and design. I have a deep affinity for helping organizations shape and improve products and services through understanding people.

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