Anthropology 101: Seperate Fields Explained

7/04/2011 12:08:00 PM ·

Most of use have seen the movie Indiana Jones and have one idea in mind as to what archaeologists really do. The truth is so much more simple than the fantasy of Hollywood film. Yet, this misinterpretation often translates in the wrong way when individuals are seeking a degree in anthropology.

Archaeologists have the same goal in mind as anthropologists. They learn everything there is to know about a particular society. The difference is, they can’t talk to the people or ask questions. Why? They’re all dead. Archaeologists study the things they left behind and infer behavior and information from that.

Ancient Digger Archaeology explains the basics of the four field approach and the separate fields of Anthropology.

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