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Anthropology Resources

We’re continually reviewing new sites and adding resources, and appreciate your comments and suggestions.

 

Offers information about primates including images, sounds, and other studied features.

 

This Association’s web site offers lots of topical information. It’s a must visit, well worth bookmarking!

 

Need information on Assyrian kings, traditional Jewish recipes, or plumbing in ancient towns? This is the motherlode of annotated ancient world sites, listed alphabetically as well as by subject and by geographic location.

 

This quarterly journal offers a table of contents and some abstracts from the printed version. Indexes are online dating back to 1989, along with ordering information and directions for making a submission online.

 

An in-depth and diverse study of anthropology, this site includes topics from cultural development to anthropological film and photography to useful software.

 

If you’re thinking of making Anthropology your area of study, this site offers helpful information under “What is Anthropology?” Areas of study, nonacademic career opportunities, a guide to universities offering anthropology graduate programs, events information and more are included here.

 

Texas A&M University’s Anthropology Department offers a wonderful list of links to current news stories gathered from a number of sources.

 

If you’re looking for both printed (mostly) and electronic resources on anthropology, this Lakehead University Library site is a good place to start.

 

Electronic journals, linguistics, archaeology, physical anthropology, American Indian sites, museums, and more are catalogued on this extensive site housed at the University of Arizona library.

 

This is a vast resource for all things anthropological, including discussion groups, electronic journals, and links to anthropology digs, museums, academic departments, and commercial sites.

 

This is a comprehensive look, in text and photo, at the lands and people of the Arctic Circle using three themes: natural resources, history and culture, and social equity and environmental justice. You’ll find very interesting information on indigenous peoples and their situations in the face of natural resource exploration.

 

A teacher whose school is near the British Museum put together this site as an example of what can be done on the web and as an encouragement to do it. Easy to navigate, with additional references for teachers.

 

Put together as a study guide for an archeology course, this is “a journey into some of the lessons that archaeologists have or are unfolding in the study of humankind.” Commentary and links on many civilations from that of the first humans to our own. Large, visually appealing, and well organized.

 

CSAC’s Gallery presents a tremendous amount of reasearch, including a span of topics from Turkish villages to tropical forests to an opportunity to add Crescendo Streamsite (interesting photographs and designs) to your own website.

 

This site runs through the many complicated steps of field work while detailing the research of Dr. Laura Zimmer Tamakoshi in Papua, New Guinea . If you are planning some fieldwork in the future a visit to this site may save you some time.

 

This site provides access to academic resources and information through various popular web sites, as well as additional search tools.

 

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This interesting tutorial on the ways various societies govern family structure is a part of the excellent Anthropology page of the University of Manitoba.

 

Part of the University of New Mexico, the museum offers permanent and changing anthropology exhibits, lectures, field trips, and outreach programs. Take a look at their ethnology and archeology collections, and come back again because the site is growing.