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20 Anthropology Organizations You Should Follow on Twitter

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Are you just getting started in Anthropology and wondering which Twitter accounts to follow? Here is a list of 20 Anthropology organizations you should follow on Twitter! This list has a heavy USA focus since that’s what I know best. There are LOTS of other great Anthropology organizations (and people) to follow on Twitter–this list is just to get you started. Look for more recommendations in a future post!

General Anthropology

American Anthropological Association  @AmericanAnthro This is the Twitter account of the American Anthropological Association, the “world’s largest organization of individuals interested in Anthropology.”

American Anthropologist @AmAnthroJournal This is the Twitter account of the American Anthropological Association’s journal, American Anthropologist.

SAPIENS @SAPIENS_org This is the Twitter account of SAPIENS, a very popular Anthropology blog.

HRAF @HRAF755 This is the Twitter account of the HRAF (Human Relations Area Files). This is a non-profit connected to Yale University, that holds ethnography and archaeology databases with information from all over the world.

Smithsonian NAA @anthroarchives This is the Twitter account of the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives.

Anthropology Encyclopedia @anthroencyclo This is the Twitter account of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, an open-access resource.

World Council of Anthropological Associations @WCAAimpact This is the Twitter account of the World Council of Anthropological Association, a network of international Anthropology associations.

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Applied Anthropology

NAPA-Anthropology @NapaAnthro This is the Twitter account of the USA’s National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

SF Applied Anthro @SfAAnthro This is the Twitter account of the USA’s Society for Applied Anthropology.

Cultural Anthropology

Society for Cultural Anthropology @culanth This is the Twitter account of the USA’s Society for Cultural Anthropology.

anthrodendum @anthrodendum This is the Twitter account of anthrodendum, a popular blog about Cultural Anthropology.

Physical Anthropology

AAPA @PhysAnth This is the Twitter account of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

American Journal of Physical Anthropology @amjphysanth This is the Twitter account of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ journal, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

The Leakey Foundation @TheLeakeyFndtn This is the Twitter account for The Leakey Foundation, which conducts research on human origins.

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Linguistic Anthropology

Society for Linguistic Anthropology @soclinganth This is the Twitter account of the USA’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology.

Archaeology

AIA @archaelogy_aia This is the Twitter account of the Archaeological Institute of America, “North America’s oldest and largest organization” for archaeology.

Archaeology Magazine @archaeologymag This is the Twitter account of Archaeology Magazine, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

SAA @SAAorg This is the Twitter account of the Society for American Archaeology.

For Students

NASA_AAA @NAStudentAnthro This is the Twitter account of the National Association of Student Anthropologists.

StudentAnthroJournal @Student_Anthro This is the Twitter account of the National Association of Student Anthropologists’ peer-reviewed journal.

I hope you enjoyed this list of 20 Anthropology accounts you should follow on Twitter! If you know of a great Anthropology-related Twitter account that I should list in an upcoming post, just leave a comment below. And, you can follow me on Twitter at @Anthropology4U! If you are looking for Anthropology-related videos to watch, check out my posts on some recommended TED talks and YouTube videos.

Thanks for reading!