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General materials on Anthropology are shelved together in the GN section of the collection. Additional materials are found in various geographic groupings. Some specific areas are:
E 51-99 Indians of North America
GF Human Ecology and Anthropogeography
GN 49-298 Physical and Medical Anthropology
GR-GT Folklore. Manners. Customs. Costume
Anthropology is the study of humanity, emphasizing a cross-cultural and comparative approach. Anthropologists study human physical evolution and the history of culture, as well as provide in-depth studies of specific societies.
In addition to the information listed above, anthropology reference resources also introduce specialized terminology and different schools of thought. Some recommended titles and websites are: