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    What Is SAPIENS Magazine?

    Launched in 2016, SAPIENS magazine brings anthropology to the public through accessible, thought-provoking, and entertaining stories.

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    What Do Anthropologists Do?

    Anthropologists study humans in all our extraordinary history and diversity. Check out this overview of professional anthropology.

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    What Is Anthropology?

    The broad field of anthropology studies “all things human” in ways that stand apart from sociology, psychology, history, and other areas of the humanities and sciences.

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    How to Work With a Developmental Editor

    Writing for SAPIENS and similar magazines involves close collaboration with developmental editors. Here’s how the process works—and what you can do to make the partnership as fruitful as possible.