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Subject Librarian

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Katie Cuyler
1-01L Rutherford Library South


Welcome to the Anthropology Research Guide, which contains tips for starting research in anthropology, and links to key sources of information. 

The design of this page was inspired by the Music Research Process Guide, by Rachel Fox von Swearingen. 

COMPASS: The Student Anthropology Journal of Alberta

Compass aims to navigate its readers through the four exciting fields of Anthropology. Our student journal highlights the exemplary level of academic research in Anthropology at the University of Alberta and elsewhere.https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/compass

Bryan/Gruhn Archaeology Collection

The Bryan/Gruhn Archaeology Collection in the UAlberta Department of Anthropology contains more than 10,000 prehistoric and historic objects from around the world. Artifacts include stone tools, pottery, faunal and botanical remains, and other items which help us to understand the role of material culture in past societies.

Notable artifacts include:

  • Bryan/Gruhn Collection of lithic and pottery artifacts from North and South America
  • Paleolithic and Neolithic artifacts collected by Henri-Marc Ami in the early 20th century
  • More than 2,000 stone artifacts produced through modern experiments by researchers, including Robson Bonnichsen, David Young and Don Crabtree

You can access digital images of the collection through the University of Alberta Library's Educational Resource Repository