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Archaeology and Anthropology reading list

For offer-holders

Introductory reading

  • Rita Astuti (et al eds) Questions of Anthropology (Oxford, 2007)
  • Wendy James, The Ceremonial Animal (Oxford, 2003)
  • Michael Carrithers, Why Humans have Cultures (Oxford, 1992)
  • Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel (New York, 1997)
  • Jared Diamond, Collapse (Penguin, 2006)
  • reading advice for Arch & Anth applicants

Further reading

The Faculty and department websites have further information and reading suggestions if you would like to read books for specific papers:

For more information, please consult the Part I Handbook (updated each year)

Course information

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