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Reference sources (i.e., encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, etc.) can be excellent starting points for beginning your research about a particular topic.
Examples of resources that provide information on Anthropology-related topics and explain terminology used within the discipline.
Examples of resources that provide background information relevant for researching topics in Anthropology.
As an academic discipline, anthropology is somewhat less than two centuries old, but speculations, if not rigorous scientific theories, about where we human beings came from and how to account for the physical and cultural differences that distinguish our communities and nations from one another probably began during prehistory. [continue reading entry in reference work]
SOURCE: Littleton, C. S. (2005). Anthropology. In M. C. Horowitz (Ed.), New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Vol. 1, pp. 73-80). Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3424300036&v=2.1&u=leth89164&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=db9fc35583204a84bfeb82e3525692bf