The 10 Best Anthropology Books

Updated February 23, 2018 by Tina Morna Freitas

Appreciating Human Diversity
Language, Culture, and Society
Almost Human
We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you're a serious student of anthropology or simply an armchair archaeologist, this diverse area of study will never leave you with a shortage of interesting reading material. In our selection of books you'll find topics including physical, cultural, linguistic and archaeological choices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best anthropology book on Amazon.

10. The Unfolding of Language

9. Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past

8. Language, Culture, and Society

7. When Science Sheds Light on History

6. Almost Human

5. Asking Questions About Humanity

4. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

3. Essentials of Physical Anthropology

2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

1. Appreciating Human Diversity


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Last updated on February 23, 2018 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and two cats. She enjoys making and sipping margaritas and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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