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ANTH 319 Research Methods in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology



 This guide is designed to help you with required coursework for UVic Anthropology courses, especially ANTH 319: Research Methods in Archaeology and Biomedical Anthropology.    The guide is not exhaustive; there are other resources and approaches available.   Always keep in mind course requirements as set by your professor.

Click on any of the tabs on the side to find books, articles, and more.  If you need assistance, you can get help from librarians by appointment, or via email, phone, or chat.  Or email Tina Bebbington, Anthropology Librarian,  for assistance. 


What are libraries?

Scholarship is a conversation  

"Scholarship is a conversation" is one of six pillars in the  ACRL Information LIteracy Framework . It i simply the idea that researchers, scholars, and learners engage together anytime they communicate - this can be through reading, viewing, writing, posting, presenting and more.   Anytime you read an article, cite an idea, or run a search you are in conversation with other scholars, building on their work, and creating new knowlege.  


Here are some additional tools and sources, that facilitate your conversations with libraries, sources, and scholars: 

A note on disciplinarity

Libraries and library tools lean heavily on disciplinarity for a variety of reasons: 

  • as an understandable way to organize large amounts of information, and bring together related information
  • to facilitate the 'scholarly conversation' - helping scholars in a discipline 'speak' with one another though the use of standards, conventions, citation and writing styles, and other 'languages' in that conversation

When you are taking a multi- or interdsciplinary approach, this can be frustrating.  Start with broader interdsciplinary tools, and use multiple disciplinary tools, after considering what areas your themes are likely to be in. 

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