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Welcome to the Richter Library's Guide to Anthropology!
Vitruvian Man. Leonardo da Vinci. ca. 1485-1490. Provided by Artstor.
Hello all, and welcome to the University of Miami Libraries' Guide to Anthropology! The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate through the many anthropology-related resources available to you through the University of Miami Libraries system.
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More databases with coverage of Anthropology materials can be found on the library's database page.
eLS features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles in the life sciences and is an essential resource for students.
eLS articles are written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of each subject area. eLS is updated by approximately 400 articles per year, with new articles publishing on a monthly basis. *from the eLS website
Biological anthropology, sometimes referred to as physical anthropology, maintains close ties to the natural sciences, through the investigation of the relationship between the human physical condition and culture. This sub-field of anthropology uses a variety of methodologies that include but are not limited to: anthropometry, biochemical analysis, comparative anatomy, trace analysis, and taxonomy. Medical anthropology, skeletal biology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, dental anthropology, primatology, human variation, human adaptation, human evolution, and human ecology are fields of specialty within biological anthropology.
Keppler, Mark. APTOPIX Germany Baby Gorilla. 04 Aug. 2009. AP Images. AP, 04 Aug. 2009. Web. 18 Mar. 2011
Linguistic anthropology, a sub-field of anthropology, focuses on the function of language within a society, culture as revealed through language, and the relationship of cultures through language. Recent applications involve the investigation of the capacity for language in other animals, particularly nonhuman primates.
"Blackfoot Chief, Mountain Chief making a phonographic record at the Smithsonian, 2/9/1916."
If you are unsure of where to begin your research the print resources listed below are a good place to start. Through these resources you will be able to locate an overview on common themes within linguistics, common terminology, background information on certain schools of thought and biographical information on scholars within the field.
- APY 202: Sociocultural Anthropology
- APY 205/612: Medicine, Health Care in Society
- APY 310: Primate Behavior and Adaptation
- APY 396: Youth Culture and Globalization
- APY 397: Violence and Ritual
- APY 418/618: Medicine, Health, and Society
- APY 484/626: Theories in Anthropology
- APY 572: Anthoropology of Disaster and Recovery