Martian Anthropology

Subgroup Size

Small Group


2 hours

External cost



Batchelder, D. (1993). Martian Anthropology Exercise. In T. Gochenour (Ed.), Beyond experience (2nd ed., pp. 143-147). Intercultural Press.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Observe and operate in a strange situation. 2. Discuss cultural values based on behavioral observations. 3. Gain a different perspective on "normal" cultural behaviors.