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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.

eHRAF Archaeology - eHRAF Archaeology is an online, full-text database with information on prehistory of the world. This database, modeled after eHRAF World Cultures, is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF's modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in foreign language texts.

eHRAF World Cultures - eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.

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.

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