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Anthropologists have argued that culture is "human nature," and that all people have a capacity to classify experiences, encode classifications symbolically, and teach such abstractions to others. Address applications to Search Committee, Department of Anthropology. The research and training program in our department is distinguished by its unique commitment to integrating laboratory-based and field-based research. When you get enough practice at it you can even bend a spell to do something a little different.

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