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Anthropology: Latin America

Resources on Anthropology and Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean

Getting Started


Welcome to the Anthropology in Latin America Research Guide where you can find tips and information to help you navigate LAL resources.

Visit us at the Latin American Library, located on the fourth floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. The Latin American Library Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pmOur general collections are open 7 days a week. 


Use these tabs to explore subfield specific print and online encyclopedias.

The following encyclopedias and reference sources are available online:

Print encyclopedias are also available:

Here are some print and online encyclopedias to get started:

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Print encyclopedias:


Print encyclopedias:

Is your work on Mesoamerica?  LAL recommends the following multi-volume encyclopedia sets which focus on different aspects of Mesoamerican culture:

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