• Team Primates

    Humans aren't the only animals with complicated social lives. Studying how other primates interact with each other can help us figure out why humans live the way they do.

Ask An Anthropologist

Ask An Anthropologist is an educational resource for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners. We encourage anyone interested in anthropology to make use of its content.

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If you like being outdoors, digging up bones, and doing science, then check out what it’s like to be an anthropologist.
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DNA controls all of your traits. Right? Well, kind of. The environment can actually control how your DNA works. Learn about how it does this through a series of switches known as epigenetic mechanisms.
What animal fossils tell us about ancient ecosystems

It is possible to learn more about the environment where animals live by studying the animals themselves.

Link to There's No "I" in Human

Teamwork isn’t just something you do playing sports. It’s also a very important part of what makes humans unique.