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Anthropology: Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Resources in Anthropology

Pictures of early skulls of humans dating back millions of years

"Anthropology is the study of humankind in terms of scientific inquiry and logical presentation.  It strives for a comprehensive and coherent view of our own species within dynamic nature, organic evolution, and socio-cultural development.  The discipline consists of five major, interrelated areas:  physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied  anthropology.  The anthropological quest aims for a better understanding of and proper appreciation for evolutionary history, sociocultural diversity, and biological unity of humankind.  Anthropologists see the human being as a dynamic and complex product of both inherited genetic information and learned social behavior within a cultural milieu; symbolic language as articulate speech distinguishes our species from the great apes"   ---H. James Birx, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Canisius College.

Use this Anthropology LibGuide to find authoritative sources for the study of anthropology.  If you are unable to find what you need, please consult a NVC McCarthy Library reference librarian.