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Blog: A Beginner's Guide to Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropology 4U blog, “A Beginner’s Guide to Anthropology!” In these posts, I write about the four fields of Anthropology for a general audience. And, I try to make the content easy to understand. So if you don’t know anything about Anthropology and you want to learn, keep reading! You can view the posts by category using the options below, and you can also view posts by tag. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and they teach you a lot about Anthropology. If you have comments or suggestions for future posts, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you! Hope you have a great day!

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Linguistic Anthropology

Topics in Linguistic Anthropology: Pragmatics

Pragmatics Linguistic Anthropology is the study of language. And this includes a ton of different topics, such as the structure of language, the evolution of language, language and gender, language and social class, how people learn languages, how languages are

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Linguistic Anthropology

How do Linguistic Anthropologists Study Language?

So, Linguistic Anthropologists study language. But how exactly do they do that? In this blog post, I will talk about how linguistic anthropologists study language. Now, there are entire courses about Linguistic Anthropology research methods, so this blog post cannot

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Medical Anthropology

The 5 Approaches of Medical Anthropology

As I mentioned in a previous post, Medical Anthropology is the anthropological study of health and illness. This subfield of anthropology consists of five basic approaches. Note: Some textbooks merge some of these approaches into just three, but I was

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General Anthropology

I’m Now an Instructor on Alison.com!

I’m excited to announce that I have become an instructor for Alison.com, a top online course platform with millions of students! I am currently in the process of placing my 5 current online courses on this platform. The first course

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Archaeology

So, You Want to Go on an Archaeological Dig?

So, you want to go on an archaeological dig. It sounds exciting and adventurous. But, you have no experience with archaeology or excavation. What do you do? Well, you attend an archaeology field school! Archaeological field schools are programs that

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The 4 fields of Anthropology
General Anthropology

A Beginner’s Guide to the 4 Fields of Anthropology

Today’s post is about the 4 fields of Anthropology! In a previous post, I mentioned that I was holding a free webinar in celebration of World Anthropology Day 2021. This webinar was called, “A Beginner’s Guide to the 4 Fields of Anthropology.”

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Linguistic Anthropology

What is Language? Human vs. Animal Communication

In the last post, you read that children learn their culture as they grow up, in a process called enculturation. During enculturation, children learn an important part of their culture—language. But what is language? We all know what it is,

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Want to Learn More About Anthropology?

Do you like this blog? Do you want to learn even more about Anthropology? Check out the Resources section of this website! On the Anthropology Links page, you can view a list of links to websites that are related to Anthropology. On the Recommended Reading page, you can see some of the introductory Anthropology books that I recommend reading. On the Anthropology Articles page, you can read some interesting online articles about topics in Anthropology. And, on the Anthropology 4U videos page, you can view my YouTube videos, all without having to leave this website! Finally, on the SlideShare Presentations page, you can view my SlideShare presentations, also without leaving my website. Don’t know what SlideShare is? Check it out here.