On very diverse survey sites, the anthropological study of the links between life and technology is based on major themes – a section of research relating to historical anthropology.

Plant treatment

Cultivation of maize in Mexico (Pitrou, Roman), potatoes in the Andes and rice in Asia (Angé), yams and taro in Oceania (Coupaye, Gérard); agroecology in Brazil and the Andes (Carcelle), agroforestry in Mesoamerica (Bernard).

Interactions with animals

Hunting in the Americas (Olivier), fishing in the Amazon (Sautchuk), cattle breeding in France and the United Kingdom (Bellet), ethology of great apes in Japan (Daly Melo), study of human-animal relations around a national park in Nepal (Vouiller).

Exploration of ecological systems

Infrastructure development in Mesoamerica (Becerril), fire fighting in Brazil (Fagundes), mining in Cameroon (Allain), living environments as close as possible to a Nepalese river (Vouiller).

Ritual practices and collective organizations

New Year's rites in Paris and in the Mediterranean world (D'Onofrio), Afro-Cuban rites in Cuba and Latin America (Kerestetzi), sacrifice in Mesoamerica (Cantisani, Pitrou) and Nepal (Lecomte-Tilouine), ritual use psychotropic drugs in Latin America and Europe (Dupuis).

Science Laboratories

(France, United Kingdom, India, United States, Australia): biobanks (Milanovic), exobiology (Praet), medicine (Provost), robotics (Becker), bio-inspired chemistry (Kamilli), microfluidics (Jeancolas), modeling life (Danziger), bioart (Pitrou).

Creation in art, curating exhibitions, collections and museums

(Europe, North America and Russia): art from the Northwest Coast of North America (Mauzé), robotic art (Lepart), techno-animism (Borisova), museum objects (Mercier), ecological art ( Béraud).

Historical anthropology and anthropology of contemporary knowledge.

History of techniques and images in ancient Greece (Ildefonso, Iribarren), the Middle Ages (Dittmar) and the modern and contemporary period (Castro); Anthropology of social sciences (Stoczkowski).