What does an anthropologist do?

Maybe you’ve seen movies with crazy death-defying adventurers searching for treasure, but those scenarios don’t really capture what is means to be an anthropologist. Anthropologists study people by looking at their culture, language, biology, and evolution.

Anthropologists do a lot of different jobs. Some work at universities where they teach classes and do research. They go into the field with the people and material they’re studying to collect information. They then bring back that information to school to study more. 

Others work for private groups or the government. Some help solve crimes by looking at human remains. TV shows about solving crime also ask anthropologists to help them create more accurate stories.

Anthropologists study all aspects of what it means to be human and that helps them do many different types of jobs well.



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