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Pronunciation: \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-lə-jē\

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin anthropologia,
from anthrop- + -logia -logy

1: the science of human beings; especially : 
the study of human beings and their ancestors
time and space and in relation to
physical character, environmental and social
relations, and culture

2: theology dealing with the origin, nature,
and destiny of human beings

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Welcome to the Merced College Anthropology Department Web Site. This site is maintained as an online learning resource for students in the Anthropology and Archaeology programs at Merced College. Students can use this site to view their course syllabi, email the instructor or lab technician, and most importantly as a starting point for research in Anthropology and Archaeology.

Learning Resources

Students are encouraged to use the World Wide Web as a part of their course of study. There are many valuable sites on the Internet relating to the disciplines of Anthropology and Archaeology and we have previewed and selected several of these as starting points for your studies. We have grouped these websites under the following headings:

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club strives to expose club members, as well as other people on campus and in the community, to various aspects of the study and understanding of man including Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology.