A comprehensive abstracting journal in the field of anthropology, covering anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. It also tracks social welfare issues, drug abuse programs, geriatric caregiver issues, and applied anthropology.
Contains cultural, linguistic, environmental and geographic information for over 1400 human 'societies'. A 'society' represents a group of people in a particular locality, who often share a language and cultural identity. All cultural descriptions are tagged with the date to which they refer and with the ethnographic sources that provided the descriptions. The majority of the cultural descriptions are based on ethnographic work carried out in the 19th and early-20th centuries (pre-1950).