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Anthropology: Latin America

Resources on Anthropology and Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean

Find Anthropology books at the Latin American Library

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Search our collections by typing keywords directly into this search box below, or try an Advanced Search in our library catalog.  New to the library?  Here are some Search Tips.

Books are assigned Subject Headings (controlled vocabulary keywords) when cataloged.   Click on different Subject Heading searches below to try it out.  Interested in Anthropology -- Colombia?  Try switching up the country and region specific words below to match up these suggested searches with your own interests.         

Anthropology -- Brazil

Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico

Latin America -- Social Life and Customs

Indians of South America  -- Antiquities

Garifuna (Caribbean People) -- Guatemala

Books are purposefully placed next to their like-minded neighbors.  Found a book of interest?  Look at the books around it!  Below you can browse subject specific call number ranges:

(Latin American) Folklore--Folktales.......................... GR114-133 
(Latin American) Manners and Customs.................. GT4213.5-4241                             
(Latin American) Carnivals..........................  GT4813.5-4841                             
(Latin American) Dancing ....................................GV1626-1641                     

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M.A.R.I. Publications

The Middle American Research Institute (M.A.R.I.) at Tulane supports archaeological, linguistic, epigraphic, ethnohistoric, geographic, and ethnographicresearch in Mesoamerica.  

M.A.R.I. Publications can be consulted at the Latin American Library.

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