Top 5 Modern Books on Anthropology

One thing that we get asked alot here, and myself in particular, is what are good books to read? So many people are used to science books being like text books, and hard to understand. The following books have all been written to be read by anyone, from armchair anthropologist to PhD researchers.

These books are not listed in any particular order, but constitute my top five modern day anthropology books.

I HIGHLY recommend purchasing each one, and will provide a hyper link to where you can get it.

Please use this as a resource to help you on your journey.

  1. Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story by Lee Berger and John Hawks
  2. First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human by Jeremy DeSilva
  3. The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past by Meave Leakey
  4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  5. The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional by Agustin Fuentes

Picking these five was difficult as there are so many other great books out there such as ones by Brian Hare and Svante Paabo, Chris Stringer, and so many others.

This may be the first of “Seths Top Five” ill give everyone time to read through those five, and you’ll have to let me know when you want more, but for now, here are my top five anthropology books for anyone at any level who wishes to learn about about what Paleoanthropology and Anthropology is.

Published by sethchagi

I am a Paleoanthropology Student, so far with two degrees, in Anthropology and Human Behavioral Science, pursuing my PhD. I love to read (like a lot) and write, I love my family, and I adore anthropology! Remember, never stop exploring and never stop learning! There is always more to learn!

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