Where is the Anthropology?- March 2008

Something that I thought might help in showing the interesting ways that anthropology is all around is to have a picture of the month. This will be of anthropology importance; a place, activity or a person that has to do with anthropology. I will give a clue a week to give everyone an opportunity to figure out what the picture is and the anthropological importance and how it applies.


This image is wanting you to figure out the cultural anthropological importance’s of the people and the location significances. This image is about cultural observation of your surroundings and other people in a typical place where people congregate. Good luck on this image and I hope you enjoyed last months.


clue one: This is located in a country where English is not the dominate language used by the locals? Take note of the people in the image; this may become important in other clues.

clue two: This place has many visitors from around the world, but the most noticeable are English speaking ones.  They standout in more than one way.  This town became very important in 1952 and has a river surrounding the town.  What is the city?

clue three:  This city has been tossed between two countries for centuries.  The people that standout the most are the ones that talk loudly and have particularly weird way of dressing which is different to the way other visitors dress.  Who are the visitors and what is the name of the city?

Hint: Something red in the picture is not native to this area.

clue four: The name of the this city is a German name, but it is not in Germany.  This city has great importances to the European Union.  The people are often found in small groups scattered around the town in important buildings, restaurants, and stores.

Good luck with the final clue. 

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  • theanthrogeek  On March 10, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    is it in Scandinavia?

  • jim  On March 10, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Is it in Holland?

  • Making Anthropology Public  On March 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Your looking in the general location, but I am not telling until April. keep guessing. Holland was very nice when I visited it. 🙂

  • ashleebones  On March 11, 2008 at 2:04 am

    A city’s downtown area in Switzerland…?

  • theanthrogeek  On March 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I dont know, I bet she’s messing with us. I bet its that town on 99.

  • Making Anthropology Public  On March 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I promise it is not Kingsburg.

  • ashleebones  On March 13, 2008 at 5:20 am

    I was thinking the same thing! All I can think of is that Pea soup place with the windmill. haha.

  • Making Anthropology Public  On March 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Well here are all the clues.

  • ashleebones  On March 30, 2008 at 4:50 am

    This is far too nerve wrecking! 🙂
    Is it in Luxembourg?

  • theanthrogeek  On March 30, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Uncle: I give up too

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