I am an anthropologist, and if you even know what that is, you are ahead of the game. No, I do not dig dinosaur bones and Yes, I am rather like Indiana Jones since I have a collection of whips, a high quality excavation trowel, as well as a stereo microscope and bags of dirt from a significant archaeological site in my freezer. Hollywood aside, in reality, what I do is culture and culture is people.
When people ask me what I do, I say, ‘I take anthropology to places it has never been before.’ Anthropological methodology is a way of thinking and engaging people. As commonsensical as it may sound, anthropology requires a practitioner to hone their unique people skills; it’s the primary means by which the anthropologist engages people, uncovering insight often not revealed through other forms of inquiry.