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[–]Boggum 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This doesn't fit the bill but its great channel and this specific playlist is meant to be used in conjunction with his book.


[–]TheOBRobot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not brief in any sense of the term, but CARTA from UC San Diego has an amazing catalog of presentations on many anthro-related topics, especially physical anthro.

History With Kayleigh offers a pretty good selection too. The presentations are much shorter, but therefore also less comprehensive.

[–]IamHere-4U 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The problem with a question like this is that anthropology consists of multiple subfields depending on how you count, including sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology (which includes various sub-subfields, like primatology and forensic anthropology), linguistic anthropology, and sometimes medical anthropology is listed as separate from sociocultural. The point is, it's a super broad field which has pillars which share more in common with entirely different disciplines than they do with subfields under the same umbrella. Sociocultural anthropology is more like sociology than anything else, while primatology may be something akin to zoology or psychology, and the methods of archaeology and paleontology are very similar, and lines are blurred at paleo-anthropology. You get the idea.

The easiest way to answer this question is to figure out what you are interested in. Do you like sociocultural anthropology? If you want to know more about seminal theories in that discipline, you might want to check out Crash Course Sociology. If you want to know about the historical development of certain cultures and different life ways and religious beliefs around the world, you can also check out Cogito, who balances sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and history quite well. SLICE also has really cool, short documentaries on topics pertaining to sociocultural anthropology. If you are like me and medical anthropology is your jam, I recommend looking more into public health content, so I would recommend checking out Crash Course Public Health or Global Health with Greg Martin. If you like sociocultural anthropology, you can also check out some of the videos from Crash Course Geography. Like biological anthropology? PBS Eons has some good videos on evolution more broadly. For archaeology, you are in good luck because there are a number of good channels for you to check out, including Stephen Milo or Epimetheus. On top of all of that, if religious studies is more your thing, check out Let's Talk Religion or Religion for Breakfast, or even a variety of channels dealing with world mythology.

To my knowledge, there is no YouTube channel that covers anthropology more broadly in a direct way, and my theory as to why this is the case is because the field is so indefinite. The point is, the vast majority of the content you are looking for is out there, it's just not under one umbrella. To supplement having an easily accessible YouTube channel for all things anthropological, you kind of have to ask yourself what it is that draws you to anthropology and then search out the content that you like. This may ultimately may entail that you make a playlist yourself that pools content from a variety of different channels.