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Anthropology: Home

This includes both physical and cultural anthropology and archaeology

Welcome to Anthropology

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"BannerAnthropology" by Julian Grandgagnage is in the Public Domain

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Mary Havens
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Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor
Elgin Campus
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621
512-223-9462
mary.havens@austincc.edu

Types of Resources

There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. Details provided on the different types of resources are listed below:

Books You can find a wealth of resources in the library's book collection. A book can provide detailed background information on a topic.
Reference Books Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, etc. are considered reference sources. Access these types of resources when you need to find definitions, biographies, overviews, and historical information.
Articles Articles can be found in journals, magazines, or newspapers. Articles can vary in scope, but usually fall into one of two categories: scholarly and popular.     
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Be sure to carefully evaluate the information found here.

Apps

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Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

evolution chart  Anthropology (Android)

Introductory material to Anthropology as a discipline. 

Spotlight   Anthropology Spotlight (iOS)

Provides access to information on all of the latest news and developments in the field of anthropology. Includes the latest information on conferences, abstracts from articles and books, access to publishing workshops, and more. 
trilobite  Digital Atlas Ancient Life (iOS)

An interactive digital atlas for the paleontology time periods: Neogene, Pennsylvanian, Ordovician. 

Sphinx cartoon  Egyptian Gods & Mythology Pocket Reference (iOS)

A detailed pocket reference app covering the ancient Egyptian gods and other mythological figures. ($2.99 fee) 

rock art  Imaging tools (Android, iOS)

Likely the best archeological imaging tool but for a price ($19.99). Free apps listed in the additional recommended apps link below.

phone on grass  Mapping tools (Android, iOS)

 Measurement tool for navigation, surveying, positioning, and measurement.

brown blockResearching Tools (Android, iOS)

Retrieves graphical summaries of soil types associated with your phone's current geographic location.

topographical map Topography tools (Android, iOS

Free access to the best topographic maps and aerial images for the USA. 

Need more? The Colorado Archaeological Society has a list of additional recommended apps, especially websites for photogrammetry.

Interested in Anthrolopology at ACC?

Check out the Anthropology Department website to plan your degree!

Anthropology is the study of what makes us human.
    --American Anthropological Society

Anthropology Purchase Requests

Is there a title that would make a good addition to the Library Collection? Fill out the form linked below and let me know!

Anthropology Purchase Request


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