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Cultural Anthropology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, 2nd Edition, 2007, by JoAnn Jacoby and Josephine Z. Kibbee.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 1998, by Alan Barnard and Jonathan Spencer.

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology, 1987, by Herbert A. Applebaum.

Research Methods: The Basics, 2011; focuses on the basics of humanities and social science research.

Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition, 2001, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts, 2003, by Nigel Rapport.


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Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Methods. This film provides an introduction to the history of anthropology as a discipline and explains how physical and cultural anthropology differ.

Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Primates. This film reviews the characteristics that differentiate primate species and looks at adaptations that influenced geographic distribution, habits, diet, teeth, and locomotion.


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Web Resources

American Folklife Center, from the Library of Congress, includes several online resources.

American Museum of Natural History: Anthropology includes collections, archives, photographs, and virtual exhibits of artifacts.

Smithsonian, and its divisions:

Department of Anthropology: Smithsonian ~ National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

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