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Anthropology (noun):

the science of human beings
: the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture.



College of the Redwoods offers an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer that prepares students to seamlessly pursue a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology at CSU, designed to provide opportunities for students seeking careers as anthropologists, including sociocultural anthropology, biological / physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.

For more information about the degree and courses offered, consult the Anthropology department website.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for an Anthropology research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations.Try specific names of persons or places.

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological sites (names)
  • Archaeology
  • Biological evolution
  • Cause of death
  • Cultural variations
  • Culture change
  • DNA
  • Economic systems
  • Ethics, ethical…
  • Ethnicity
  • Evolution
  • Fairy tale
  • Family
  • Folk ways
  • Folklore
  • Forensics
  • Gender
  • Gestures
  • History
  • Kinship
  • Languages
  • Legal responsibility
  • Legend, Urban legend
  • Linguistics
  • Marriage
  • Methods
  • Native people
  • Oral history
  • Osteology
  • Political systems
  • Primates
  • Religion
  • Scientific method
  • Skeletal remains
  • Subsistence
  • Superstition

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.