Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthropology

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Welcome to the Anthropology WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Anthropology.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

  • This project is dedicated to creating, improving, and maintaining articles related to the subject of anthropology.


For best practices in creating and editing articles, see the Wikipedia:Manual of Style.

Overlap with other projects[edit]

Since anthropology is such a broad subject, there will probably need to be a lot of cooperation with other wikiprojects. Already existing wikiprojects that might overlap with this include (but are definitely not limited to):

Note: An * denotes a project that might end up becoming under our parentage.

Open tasks[edit]

This is a new project, and several things need to be done now. Many of these things will remain important as the project develops. Among them are

  • Recruiting new members and keeping the members we have
  • Improving the articles within the scope of this project
  • Creating articles which are important, but do not yet exist
  • Actively maintaining the quality of articles which already exist, including making changes to them as required by circumstance

requested articles[edit]


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Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]


Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the Month.
  • Current Collaboration of the month: Kinship
Proposal: Soviet Anthropology This is particularly interesting due to the role of Soviet anthropologists in nation building linked to Narkomnats, with the eventual demise of many prominent anthropologists in the purges.
Another Proposal: Tribalism This is an undeveloped entry.
Another Proposal: Hunter-gatherer This is a neglected article. It is currently of quite poor (C) quality.
Peer review

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Anthropology-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box the Main Page.

Article alerts[edit]

Did you know

Categories for discussion

Good article nominees

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

The Wikipedia entry on Tribalism needs some serious work. Can someone look into this? There are no citations or sources within the entry. I find this topic to be a significant subject for the Anthropology WikiProject. Excuse me if my comment is in the wrong section, but I wanted to inform your group.


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A list of relevant magazines and journals can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthropology/Periodicals.