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This Research Guide will help you locate, evaluate and use appropriate materials for anthropology research at St. Louis Community College.


Welcome to the Anthropology Research Guide. In this Guide, you will find general resources on anthropology, research tips and suggestions for maximizing library resources to find the most reliable information for your anthropology research needs.

As a discipline, anthropology concerns various facets of the human experience.  The word anthropology in fact is derived  from the Latin phrase for "study of humanity."  Understandably, your courses in ANT will reflect a broad range of topics, from genetics to language to social customs and religious practices. Topics covered in ANT 102 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) for example, include "the creation of culture, cultural change, and economic, social, political, religious, and family systems as they appear in a variety of societies." (From the 2019 Course Catalog.)

Anthropology seeks also to address the physical components of the human experience.  Archaeology and genetics are typically regarded as subfields of anthropology, as they deal largely with reconstructing aspects of human life that have both shaped and been shaped by human activity.  Similarly, linguistic anthropology deals more with examining our ongoing (and evolving) relationship with languages across time and geography.  

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