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  • This portal includes links to: digital publications, cultural & social anthropology, physical & biological anthropology, archaeology, Kennewick Man resources, as well as a listing of anthropology organizations.
  • "The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology."
  • "This guide contains bibliographic references and links to internet resources for human originsand evolutionary theory in anthropology."
  • A searchable, multilingual database of anthropological texts.
  • "An initiative to broaden professional electronic communication in Anthropology."
  • Complete, annotated listing of the publications of the Anthropological Survey of India from 1958-1995.
  • This site links to various news articles relating to anthropological events. From the Department of Anthropology atTexas A&M University.
  • Dirctory of Anthropology-related links.
  • Provides 38 different tutorials under the categories of Physical and Cultural Anthropolopgy.
  • Exhibition which provides an account of Berkeley anthropology through its record of scholarly contributions based on fieldwork around the world.
  • The Library of Congress' "American Folklife Center includes the Archive of Folk Culture, which was founded at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American folk music. The Archive of Folk Culture became part of the American Folklife Center in 1978. Today, itsmulti-format, ethnographic collections are diverse and international, including over one million photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and moving images. It is America's first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world."
  • The Anthropology Review Database is intended to improve the level of access of anthropologists to anthropological literature by making them more aware of what is being published and helping them to evaluate its relevance to their own interests. . . Our style may be a little new to many. ARD will have no volumes, issues, or page numbers, just the name and date of the review, and the site's URL to reference them. We will also occasionally have multiple reviews of more controversial items as well as links to, or even full-text copies of reviews published elsewhere."
  • "Journey through the story of evolution in a broadband documentary experience." Presented by the Institute of Human Origins, at Arizona State University.
  • "The Smithsonian Institution Libraries selected this work, List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology with Index to Authors and Titles, Bulletin 200 (End of Series) (Washington, D.C., 1971), as its second electronic edition from the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) publications for its usefulness to the world research community."
  • "This project is designed to enhance the teaching and learning of anthropology by encouraging teachers to help students explore the relationships between field data and analysis as reported in monographs and journal articles."
  • Site includes the following databases: Make Cross-cultural Tables Search Sexual Practices Search Marriage Practices Search Culture Summaries Subject Terminology for Searching Databases Cultural Summaries A Note on Classification and Features.
  • "The Evolution project is a seven-part, eight-hour television broadcast series, an extensive Website, a far-reaching educational outreach initiative, and a HarperCollins companion book by acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer."
  • "Forensic Anthropology is the application of anthropological knowledge and techniques in a legal context. This involves detailed knowledge of osteology (skeletal anatomy and biology) to aid in the identification and cause of death of skeletal remains, as well as the recovery of remains using archaeological techniques." Siter includes extensive resources.
  • Full text of the American Anthropological Association's publication.
  • Extensive collection of links from the University of Delaware.
  • This research facility was founded in 1999. The main theme of its research program can "be summarised as the comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation, which also characterises the Institutes contributions to anthropological theory building. Extended fieldwork is an essential part of all research projects as it facilitates close-up observation of processes at work in different societies."
  • A comprehensive web resource on primatology. From the Primate Center Library, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center.
  • Publisher's website which features many texts and journals.
  • "The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense."
  • A group of anthropologists, economists, geographers, and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in the connections between economics and social life.
  • "An interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of consciousness phenomena in cultures around the world. A section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), SAC members utilize cross-cultural, experimental, experiential, and theoretical approaches to study consciousness."
  • "A collaborative Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity."
  • Searchable image archive.
  • This site contains full texts of the "(almost) complete published works of Darwin in digitized citable form with original page numbers, illustrations etc" Includes essential bibliographical information.

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