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Anthropology Workgroup
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Major anthropological fields

Interdisciplinary anthropology

Prominent figures in anthropology

A list of "must read" anthropologists taken from an Open Anthropology Cooperative discussion about the main figures of the history of anthropology

19th Century

20th Century

Welcome to the Anthropology Workgroup
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Welcome to the Anthropology workgroup on CZ - we are working on priority topics and have compiled the list below and are trying to work through them one by one. Also, you will note in the list below that we have marked in bold and italics many of the articles. The reason we have done this is that we believe that these are either High Priority "stem" articles, or they are articles that we believe people will search for frequently, or type in when beginning a search on a topic. Please note that all "lists" are considered High Priority. One of the most critical tasks - we feel - is to complete some of the major headings, as the subtopics are then logically identified and can thus be listed. Please feel free to add to the list as you see fit.

Anyone who can work on editing and moving towards approval, begin one of these with a stub if it doesn't exist, or better yet build a developed article please do so! It would also be helpful if some authors would look at completing articles, or editors moving more developed articles towards approval. See our list of developed articles for additional topics not listed below. Articles in this list are accompanied by a pictorial representation of the article's status: the possible depictions are Level3.jpg, Level2.jpg, Level1.jpg and Level0.jpg, with the status of the article increasing from stubby (left) to approved (right). An external article that has been imported into citizendium with no changes is indicated by an empty status image (Level4.jpg) and articles that do not yet exist at Citizendium show up in red.

On behalf of all the authors and editors already aboard, many thanks in advance!

—The Editors

Update: Anthro is piloting CZ's first workgroup status table. If you're an editor or author in the Anthropology Workgroup, won't you, please, add yourself to the Userinfo System, and be sure to fill out an anthropology data page for your work in this workgroup? (That's step 6.)

Priority List for the Anthropology Workgroup   edit


Anthropology - needs some additions and clarifications of sub-disciplines


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As archaeology has its own workgroup, we will be collaborating with the authors and editors there on most if not all articles in this category.

Archaeology - stub - needs lots of work

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Physical anthropology

Physical anthropology - stub- needs work


Genetics - good article needs to move towards approval

Forensic anthropology

Forensic anthropology

Cultural anthropology

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Many of these articles will be written in conjunction with the Sociology Workgroup.

Cultural anthropology


Sociology - stub - needs lots of work

Linguistic anthropology

Many of these articles will be written in conjunction with the Linguistics Workgroup.

Linguistic anthropology - good article needs to move towards approval

Nutritional anthropology

Nutritional Anthropology


Historical articles



Primatology (Together with the Biology workgroup)

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Many of these articles will probably be written in conjunction with authors from the Archaeology and Geology Workgroups.


Paleoanthropology- needs work

Famous fossils

Famous fossils

Fossil sites

Fossil sites

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Biographies of Anthropologists, Archeologists etc.

Please note - all individuals within the "lists" are considered "high priority". Individuals listed below each list are considered "very high priority" biographies by the editors - authors are encouraged to write these first.

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Key works

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Ethics and methodologies