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Anthropology Reference Sources

Reference books provide succint overviews that help put topics into context. They're a great way to

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrow an existing topic
  • Glean keywords for catalog and database searches
  • Leverage bibliographies for the next stage of your research

The following list includes select anthropology reference books in Tutt Library:

Selected Anthropology Reference Resources

Research Work Sheets

A note on Search Terms

Databases and catalogs can often use language that is offensive or outdated.  Remember to try searching a variety of keywords-- even if it's not a term you prefer or would use yourself.  

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Further reading: 

Chac Mool

Chac mool

Taken at the Great Temple in Mexico City

Anthropology References