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 LibrariesGovernment

Content Includes

  • More than 640,000 records
  • Coverage from the 18th century to the present. 

Subjects Include

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
  • Human evolution
  • Linguistics
  • Material culture
  • Medicine
  • Museum studies
  • Primatology
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociological anthropology
  • 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 constantly adding new articles, reports, commentaries and obituaries to its collection.

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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