Anthropology, including the major sub-discipline of Archaeology, draws on all available fields to form a complete impression of human life, often requiring collaboration between researchers with diverse expertise and backgrounds. The Anthropology & Archaeology Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Anthropology & Archaeology scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Anthropology has been called the most comprehensive approach to studying human life, covering everything from the development of human cultures, societies, and behavior to the biological and physiological characteristics of the human species both in the present and in the past. SSRN fosters the interdisciplinary connection, helping scholars discover the latest research in related fields including sociology, psychology, and history. By providing a unique platform for early sharing and access through SSRN, researchers expedite scientific discovery through collaboration and subsequent investigations within and beyond the fields of Anthropology & Archaeology.