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Anthropology & archaeology: Subfields

A guide to library research tools for anthropology and archeology.

Topic search terms

Many specialist areas and subfields exist in anthropology. The terms on this page are a sample of disciplines and subject headings  found in databases and library catalogs. Search Barton by selecting the "subject begins with" option:

Biological

Search tip: other search terms

  • physical anthropology
  • paleoanthropology
  • forensic anthropology
  • dental anthropology
  • bioarchaeology
  • human adaptability
  • human ecology
  • biogeography

 

Linguistic

Search tip: alternative search term

  • anthropological linguistics
  • ethnolinguistics
  • historical linguistics
  • descriptive linguistics

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Medical

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  • disease ecology
  • diseases - social aspects
  • social medicine
  • global public health
  • epidemics - social aspects
  • medical geography

Cultural

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  • ethnology
  • cognitive anthropology
  • sociocultural anthropology

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