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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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Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer

I am a biological anthropologist and primatologist studying chimpanzees in south eastern Senegal. My research interests are in how humans are impacting chimpanzee habitat through mining and deforestation and how chimpanzees are reacting to these changes.

Jana Futch

Jana Futch

I'm an archaeologist who works in the private sector for a cultural resource management firm in Atlanta. My job as a project manager offers me a great mix of office and field work, and I'm still able to pursue my passion for historical archaeology and public outreach.

Stacy Hackner

Stacy Hackner

I am a bioarchaeologist/physical anthropologist and PhD student. I am currently working on an analysis of tibias from Nubia - ancient northern Sudan - to see if I can determine who was doing certain kinds of activity. I do my research in a museum, but I also get to go into the field and dig!

Ines Varela-Silva

Ines Varela-Silva

Human Biologist with a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Current areas of research: Nutritional dual-burden of under-and overweight. Intergenerational effects on health and disease.Working with Maya in Mexico

Dimitris Dalakoglou

Dimitris Dalakoglou

I am a Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex(UK). I research crisis and urban materialities in Athens and material infrastructures (highways) and statecraft in Albania.

Scott Haddow

Scott Haddow

I'm a bioarchaeologist working primarily in Egypt and Turkey these days. My doctoral research focused on the use of dental traits to assess the biological affinities of a Roman Period skeletal population from Egypt. My other research interests include mortuary archaeology and forensic anthropology.

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