We endeavor to popularize anthropology to help people understand the importance and use of anthropology in a career, society, and the lives of others. The world and history of the human race is our unit of analysis. We study EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

Making Anthropology Public
Statement of purpose: As a student of Anthropology

Anthropology is a field that is simply not receiving enough publicily.As a student studying anthropology, I was given the advice to help put anthropology on the map.The goal of this blog is to help people understand the importance and use of anthropology in a career, society, and lives of others.People do not realize anthropology can add a better understanding to relationships, why people do what they do, cultural respect, recognizing similarities with different people, medical identification, documentation, acute observation, and more.The world and history of the human race is all about ANTHROPOLOGY!

Anthropology as a field of studying human’s society and culture, hence the meaning of the words anthro (Human or homo/Homo sapiens) pology (study of), is divided into specialized sub-categories:

§Archeology- Anthropologists that study the cultures of groups of people containing no written language or a form of written hieroglyphics that cannot be understood as a section of historical study of the human cultural and civilization evolution of Homo Sapien Sapiens (modern man) or prehistoric times.

§Cultural- The study of human social interaction with a particular group that currently exists in the world that can be studied ethnographically and the effects that culture has on others, has changed, or remain unchanged by the times.This is often observing differences within a cultural.

§Physical/Biological- Anthropologists specialized in analyzing human evolution from a biological, scientific history of human genetic development.There are many different fields of physical anthropology such as skeleton analysis, nutrition, demographics, epidemiology (the study of human diseases), primatology (the study of primates to better understand human evolution biology, social behaviors, and development).

§Linguistic- is the study of human culture exchanged through language providing a unique perspective of understanding the importance’s of language for humanity and their cultural expressions in how language has changed over time.


§Some of the information gleaned for this blog was found in Cultural Anthropology 9th edition by Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms, published by Thomson Wadsworth, and 2007 copy write.

About the Author(s):

Adrienne Elder (makinganthropologypublic)- B.A. in Anthropology and History from California State University of Fresno on May 2008.  Original author and Blogsite designer of Making Anthropology Public.

James Mullooly Ph.D. (theanthrogeek)- Professor of Anthropology at California State University of Fresno.  The webmaster and creator of naming the Blog “Making Anthropolo Public”.

copyright and created January 2008



  • makinganthropologypublic  On February 6, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    that’s cool!!

  • jim mullooly  On February 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Great site, I love what you have with it.

  • Cheryl Chisholm  On August 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Love it. Sign me up.

  • Justyna  On March 21, 2012 at 5:24 am

    just a quick note: the “study of” shows in the “-logy” ending of anthro-po-logy, as “-pology” ending does not exist… 🙂


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