Anthropological Literature

This database provides indexing for the fields of anthropology and archaeology. Specifically, this includes social and cultural anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, physical anthropology and related subjects, with an emphasis on Mesoamerican, Native American and Andean archaeology and ethnology.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: Humanities
Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Content Includes

  • More than 680,000 records
  • Coverage from the 18th century to the present. 

Subjects Include

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
  • Human evolution
  • Linguistics
  • Material culture
  • Medicine
  • Museum studies
  • Physical anthropology
  • Primatology
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Visual studies
  • Zooarchaeology

Credible and Robust Coverage with a Vast Array of Content

Published by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, Anthropological Literature indexes articles, reports, commentaries and obituaries found in hundreds of journals and monographic series. Additionally, Anthropological Literature is updated on a monthly basis and is continually identifying and adding new journal titles for indexing.

Featured Content in Foreign Languages

Content within Anthropological Literature is also presented in more than 50 languages, indexing articles in Romance languages, English, German, Slavic languages, and in Asian language journal articles, if summaries in one of the indexed languages are available.

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