Like Archaeology? Like memes? I know I do! So, I’m going to do something a little different in the next few blog posts–I’d like to share some great Anthropology-related memes and cartoons. Each post will focus on one of the 4 fields of Anthropology, and today’s focus will be Archaeology…


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.” In case you missed the webinar, I’ll be…


In a previous post, I explained how medical anthropology is the anthropological study of health and illness. In this post, I’d like to talk a little about one of the major branches of medical anthropology, which is called cultural psychiatry. …


In a previous blog post, I talked about language and how it includes both sounds and gestures. But, the sounds of language don’t have to include just speech. Some cultures use whistles to communicate. This method of communication is called a whistle language, or whistle speech. …


In a previous blog post, I talked about the different ways other cultures view marriage. In another post, I talked about the functions of marriage. In this post, I’d like to talk about what happens after marriage, specifically where a couple lives after they have been married.

In the United…


In the last post, I talked about marriage, and how marriage differs around the world. Now, I’d like to talk about the functions of marriage, meaning what the purpose of marriage is and what it does for society. Since marriage is almost a universal thing, it’s probably useful to society…


In a previous blog post, I mentioned that one of the many topics that Cultural Anthropology studies is marriage. Marriage seems simple because two people get married and that’s it, right? Wrong! Different cultures handle marriage in different ways. …


In the last post, I wrote about archaeological sites. Now, I’d like to talk about the formation of archaeological sites through cultural and natural processes.

As I wrote in the last post, an archaeological site is a place where traces of human activity can be found. Sites can be huge…


In a previous post, I answered the top 10 frequently asked questions about Archaeology. Now, in this post, I’d like to talk a little more about the types of evidence that are left behind in the archaeological record. I’ll be talking about archaeological sites, artifacts, features, ecofacts, and context.

Archaeological Sites

Places…


In a previous post, I talked about the structure of language. Now, I’d like to talk about the interrelationships between culture and language. Culture influences language. And, language influences culture. Let’s start by looking at how culture influences language.

How Culture Influences Language

Culture affects vocabulary, which is the set of words in a…

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