People carry several different things around with them, and usually their things can help others learn more about them. In our society, wallets and items in peoples pockets reveal their financial status or small details about their lives. Anthropologist Erin B. Taylor was interested in how all types of people use their wallets, and why. She conducted research in which she asked people to empty their wallets, pockets, and bags and asked them why they carried around each object. In her article, “What Do the Things You Carry Say About You?” she describes a couple from the Dominican Republic. She found that peoples belongings can tell others a lot about the society they live in. Although people carry around the same basic items, such as a wallet, keys, and a phone, they are used for all different reasons depending on where you are in the world. What a person is carrying can give others information which may be crucial to have at certain points in their lives, such as in an emergency in which they can’t give information.