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Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. The primary fields within the discipline include archaeology, biocultural anthropology and sociocultural anthropology. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.
The Library's anthropology collection primarily supports the teaching and research of the University of Washington's Department of Anthropology. The collection also supports many other UW departments and programs.
Anthropology is by its nature an interdisciplinary field, and the collections supporting it range widely and can be found among many Library of Congress (LC) classes. The primary LC classes for anthropology are:
Additional LC classes with substantial anthopological material include: