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ANTH 101: Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives

Class resource guide for the Spring 2023 ANTH 101: Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives



Welcome to the class research guide for ANTH 101: Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives with Dr. Adams. This guide will provide recommended library resources including reference materials, scholarly journals, and databases for your Primatology and Human Ancestor reports. 

You can find information on creating citations with Chicago (author-date) style at Snowden's Online Citation Station or at the in-person station on the first floor of the library. Librarians are also happy to help you with citing!

A Few Definitions

The following definitions are important concepts to understand as you locate sources and work on your reports: 

  • Reference Resources: a great place to start your research! Entries in reference resources tend to be short and can help you gather background information and define unfamiliar terms from your readings. Our physical reference materials can be found on the first floor of Snowden Library and include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and handbooks.
  • Scholarly Journal Articles: these sources are written by experts in their field to communicate research and findings with other scholars and students studying that subject. Scholarly journal articles often use more technical and/or subject specific language, so it is good practice to first build an understanding of your topic through reference resources and books before reading. 
  • Peer-Review: also known as refereed, this is the process of submitting an article for publication through an external review of other subject experts that evaluates the quality of scholarship and validity of the methodology and procedures. 

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Encyclopedia of Archaeology
Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory
21st Century Anthropology: a Reference Handbook
History of Physical Anthropology
The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
Encyclopedia of Evolution

Locating Scholarly Journal Articles

Recommended Scholarly Journals

Access to scholarly journals can be found through library databases or in print on the second floor of Snowden Library. Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help locating a specific title!

American Journal of Physical Anthropology Ethnos
American Anthropologist Evolution and Human Behavior
American Journal of Primatology Homo: Journal of Comparative Biology
International Journal of Primatology Journal of Human Evolution
Primates Animal Behaviour
Current Anthropology Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Evolutionary Anthropology Nutritional Anthropology