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Department of Anthropology

Documentation styles for anthropology vary considerably because this field encompasses a range of sub-disciplines, such as biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Please use the documentation method indicated in the syllabus for the course.

Here we present information about two styles used by the Trent Department of Anthropology:

Current Anthropology (CA)

In-Text Citations (CA)

  • Include the author’s last name and the year of publication. Do NOT put a comma in between the name and the date.
    • e.g., (Harrison 2003)
  • If you are citing a direct quotation or a specific section of a source, put a colon, with no space, in between the year and the page number.
    • e.g., (Marlow 2007:191)
  • When citing a source with two or three authors, use the word “and” in-between names (rather than the ampersand, " &", used in APA).
    • e.g., (Hill and Kaplan 1999) or (Carleton, Conolly, and Iannone
      2012)
  • When making an in-text citation to a source with four or more authors, list the first author’s last name followed by "et al." (Note that you must list all author names in the References page).
    • e.g., (Walker et al. 2008)
  • Author names can also be integrated in your sentences
    • e.g. Harrison (2003) critiques . . .

References Cited Page (CA)

  • Title the page "References Cited"
  • List all entries alphabetically by first author's surname, maintaining the original order of the authors of multi-authored sources (i.e., do not change "Lee, Brown, and Green" to "Brown, Green, and Lee").
  • For detailed information about referencing different types of sources consult the Current Anthropology style guide

Book with One Author

Harrison, Julia. 2003. Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Chapter/Article in an Edited Book

Lohmann, Roger. 2007. Dream and Ethnography. In The New Science of Dreaming, vol 3: Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives. Deirdre Barrett and Patrick  McNamara, eds. Pp. 35-69. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Article in Journal - Single Author

Hepburn, Sharon. 2002. Touristic Forms of Life in Nepal. Annals of Tourism Research 29(3):611-630.

Article in a Journal - Multiple Authors

D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, L.M.Snyder, and W.C. West. 2011. Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006. Hesperia 80: 1-70.

Documents/Sections of Websites

Van Arsdale, Peter, and Victoria Sanford. 2008. AAA Committee for Human Rights Annual 2008 and Five-Year Report. American Anthropological Association. http://www.aaanet. org/cmtes/cfhr (accessed March 17, 2010).

SAA (Society for American Archeaology)

In-text Citations (SAA)

  • Include the author’s last name and the year of publication. Do NOT put a comma in between the name and the date.
    • e.g., (Harrison 2003)
  • If you are citing a direct quotation or a specific section of a source, put a colon, with no space, in between the year and the page number.
    • e.g., (Marlow 2007:191)
  • When citing a source with two authors, use the word “and” in-between names (rather than the ampersand, " &", used in APA).
    • e.g., (Hill and Kaplan 1999)
  • When making an in-text citation to a source with three or more authors, list the first author’s last name followed by "et al." (Note that you must list all author names in the References page).
    • e.g., (Walker et al. 2008)

References Cited Page (SAA)

  • Title the page "References Cited"
  • Titles of books and journals are italicized.
  • The name of the press precedes the place of publication and they are separated by a comma rather than a colon.
  • List all entries alphabetically by first author's surname, maintaining the original order of the authors of multi-authored sources (i.e., do not change "Lee, Brown, and Green" to "Brown, Green, and Lee").
  • For detailed information about referencing different types of sources consult the SAA Style Guide.

Book with One Author

Harrison, Julia

  2003 Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel.

     UBC Press, Vancouver.

Book with Multiple Authors/Editors

Iannone, Gyles, and Samuel V. Connell (editors)
   2003 Perspectives on Ancient Maya Rural Complexity. UCLA Institute  

     of Archaeology Press, Monograph 49, Los Angeles.

Chapter/Article in an Edited Book

Munson, Marit

  2005 Bringing the rocks to life. In The Peopling of Bandelier: New

    Insights from the Archaeology of the Pajarito Plateau , edited by 

    Robert. P. Powers, pp. 55-61. School of American Research Press,  

    Santa Fe.

Article in Journal

Topic, John

   2003 From Stewards to Bureaucrats: Architecture and Information  

     Flow at Chan Chan, Peru. Latin American Antiquity 14: 243-274.

Web Pages and Electronic Documents

Van Arsdale, Peter, and Victoria Sanford

  2008 AAA Committee for Human Rights Annual 2008 and Five-Year   

     Report. Electronic document, http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/cfhr,   

     accessed March 17, 2010.

Updated July 2017

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