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Anthropology: Online Resources

Anthropology: Online Resources


American Philosophical Society, Native American Images - Collection of digitized Native American images, drawings made on Lewis and Clark's expedition, paintings by C.B.J.F. St. Memin, sketches by Titian Ramsay Peale, watercolors by James Otto Lewis, and more. The collection also includes photographs by anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Frank G. Speck, Elsie Clews Parson, and A. Irving Hallowell.

Anthropology Plus - Combines two major indexes: Harvard University's Anthropological Literature and the United Kingdom's Anthropological Index. Citations to journal articles, reports, commentaries, obituaries, and more. Includes the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and related interdisciplinary studies. Coverage: 19th century-present.

HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) Archaeology - Designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies, and organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. Focuses on in-depth descriptive documents that are subject-indexed. It has eight completed sequences, such as the Egyptian, Highland Andean, Coastal Andean, Maya, Highland Mesoamerican, Mississippian, Mesopotamian, and the Southwest United States.

HRAF (Human Realtions Area Files) World Cultures - Digitized ethnographic collections covering aspects of cultural and social life. A repository of cultural knowledge for anthropological and cross-cultural research within and across disciplines that focuses on in-depth descriptive documents that have been subject-indexed.

National Geographic Magazine Archive - In-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, environment, cartography, and more published in National Geographic from 1888 to the mid-1990's. Includes photos. Ability to search for articles and images.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

American Museum  of Natural History, Division of Anthropology - site offers the material and textual data of the work of anthropologists such as Clark Wissler, Margaret Mead, Nels Nelson, David Hurst Thomas and many others.  Contains images of objects organized by geographic area, culture, and object name, among other schemes.

The Archaeology Channel - provides free access to streaming media covering archaeology around the world.  Includes over 100 videos as well as audio files of new summaries, commentaries, interviews, and topical collections.

Paleontology without walls - the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases