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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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Christian Gates St-Pierre

Christian Gates St-Pierre

I am an archaeologist studying the prehistory of Iroquoian populations from Northeastern North America. I am also a specialist in the analysis of animal bones and bone tools found on archaeological sites. I am now trying to combine my professional formation with my passion for photography.

Stella Simpsiridis

Stella Simpsiridis

Stella is a graduate student at the University of West Florida studying biological anthropology. She is interested in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensics, infectious diseases, and historical cemeteries.

Carter Hunt

Carter Hunt

Carter is an environmental anthropologist working to document and encourage responsible tourism activities that contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development. He has carried out fieldwork in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Costa Rica.

Courtney Dowdall

Courtney Dowdall

I am an applied anthropologist and mixed methods researcher working for the American Anthropological Association. I use interviews, surveys, participant observation, focus groups, and ethnography in program evaluation to identify opportunities for improvement.

Corin Pursell

Corin Pursell

I am an archaeologist. I research the lives, religions, politics, and pottery of ancient Native American peoples. My excavations focus on the Midwest and Southeastern United States. My newest research projects are at the Mississippian sites of Cahokia Mounds and Kincaid Mounds in Illinois.

Iain Perdue

Iain Perdue

I am a medical anthropologist at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London working in the NHS to develop and carry out assessments of health. I currently work with artists on projects about cancer and about teddy bears. I have run projects on CSI & Forensics, witchcraft, & schizophrenia.

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