The 10 Best Anthropology Books

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Essentials of Physical Anthropo...
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Almost Human

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2018. 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. 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

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on February 21, 2018 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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