Stories of Humanity: Anthropology in North Carolina

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Anthropology is the study of humans.  Anthropologists take a comprehensive view of humanity by investigating people as individuals, as well as how they relate to one another through culture.  In anthropology, “culture” is the shared set of values, concepts, and rules of behavior held by a group of people, who are often connected through common ancestry or by living close together.  This definition of culture encompasses a lot of what people do: what they eat, where they live, who they partner with, why they make certain choices, and how they think about themselves and others.  Thousands of cultures can be defined this way, but anthropologists don’t have to look far to find examples.  This exhibit presents stories of anthropology from right here in North Carolina.

Stories of Humanity exhibit

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This exhibit was made possible by the generosity of the following donors:

Wake Forest University Department of Anthropology
Barbara J. Bryant
Susan and Alton Bryant
LaRue P. Cunningham and LaDessa E. Cunningham Pearson
Larry and Anne Gilmore
Beverlye and Gary Hancock
Francie Huffman
Richard Sears
Marion and Tina Smith
Evelyn M. Ward
Jim Witherington