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Cultural Anthropology

This subfield includes studies of culture, ethnocentrism, cultural aspects of language and communication, subsistence and other economic patterns, kinship, sex and marriage, enculturation, social control, political organization, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and culture change.

Cultural Anthropology (General)

Areas of Study

Indigenous Cultures

Cultures of Africa

Cultures of the Americas

  • Native Land – Type your address and see what indigenous land base you are living on (also information/resources about indigenous groups)

Cultures of Asia

Cultures of Europe


Medical Anthropology

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This subfield studies the prehistory and early history of cultures around the world; major trends in cultural evolution; and techniques for finding, excavating, dating, and analyzing material remains of past societies.

For more information please visit the Archaeology Program. 

Archaeology links

Linguistic Anthropology

This subfield studies the human communication process focusing on the importance of socio-cultural influences; nonverbal communication; and the structure, function, and history of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles.

Linguistic Anthropology Links

Biological Anthropology

This subfield studies the mechanisms of biological evolution, genetic inheritance, human adaptability and variation, primatology, and the fossil record of human evolution.

Biological Anthropology links

Forensic Anthropology


 Human Evolution






Image Sources

  • homininskulls: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

What’s Happening

We are excited about starting the Fall 2019 semester with a variety of classes and activities.   Our archaeology excavation class at Rancho Penasquitos Adobe starts Saturday, August 24.  Our first meeting will take place at Palomar College at 8:00 am in room MD-124.    Get ready to dig, learn about the past, have fun, and meet new people!   You may want to consider getting our Archaeology Certificate which can land you a job in the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry.

We offer all types of classes that are not only interesting but meet general requirements like Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Anth 100) satisfies the natural science/life science requirements for UC and CSU; and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Anth 105) satisfies the social and behavioral sciences for UC and CSU.

Keep a look out for Anthropology Days coming in October 30 and 31 – there will be stone tool making, spear throwing, cave paintings, skeletons, scavenger hunts, snacks, music, presentations, and experts to talk to!

Stay tuned for Anthropology Club announcements.  If you are interested in being an Anthropology Club Officer please contact us!


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