Search the Anthropology Glossary

This glossary contains over 2500 unique terms and over 3000 entries covering terms used in biological, cultural, linguistic anthropology and archaeology. There is a special emphasis on terms from kinship, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology.
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rac* matches race, racism, geographic race, etc.
Quotation marks require all terms to be present in order.

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  1. Wild Card: rac* selects entries with race, racial, racist, etc.
  2. Quotation marks: "homo neanderthalensis" selects entries containing the binomen Homo neanderthalensis, but not the subspecies Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
  3. Terms must be at least 4 characters in length; and will be ignored, but and* will match Androstenedione, Andes, etc.
  1. Boolean operators: To choose entries about Hispanics and African Americans but not Asian Americans, use INCLUDES hispanic* AND African American AND NOT Asian American *.

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