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Cultural Anthropology is the study of all aspects of human behavior.  Interested individuals began studying these traditional societies and writing descriptive accounts, what we call ethnographies.  Often these are the only accounts we have of cultures that have since become extinct. Tiffany Thiessen
Tiffany Thiessen dressed as the Namahage in Akita, Japan.
Lighla Whitson Lighla Whitson at a shrine in      Cultural Anthropology has changed a great deal in the last century.  Field research is still a major part of the discipline, but the locations have become more diverse.