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  • Adventures in the Past: Career Profiles — The Bureau of Land Management presents profiles of three archaeologists and the work they are doing in public lands in Wyoming, Alaska, and Utah.
    http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/blm_jobs/our_careers.html
  • American Anthropology Association — This professional association presents resources for educators, as well as information about issues and activities in the field.
    http://www.aaanet.org/
  • The American Folklife Center — Background on ethnography and field techniques, links to resources related to ethnographic study, and information about activities at the Library of Congress.
    http://www.loc.gov/folklife/
  • AnthroBase — This site presents more than 150 papers in anthropology, plus a dictionary of the discipline being collaboratively developed by users.
    http://www.anthrobase.com/
  • Anthropology.Net — Anthropology.Net is both a search engine, searching 40,000 reviewed sites related to anthropology, and a subject tree, with links for 53 specific topics. Maintained by Eric J. White.
    http://anthropology.net/
  • Anthropology Department: California Academy of Sciences — Online exhibits and a searchable database of 16,000 objects in the department's collections plus online exhibits. Particular area of interest is the indigenous cultures of western North America and the Pacific Rim.
    http://research.calacademy.org/anthro
  • Anthropology in the News — Daily news about anthropology culled from standard news sources, scholarly periodicals, and press releases from universities. Maintained by anthropologist David L. Carlson of Texas A&M University.
    http://anthropology.tamu.edu/news.htm
  • Anthropology Outreach Office — This Smithsonian program offers a newsletter for teachers, teacher’s packets on anthropological topics, and other resources.
    http://anthropology.si.edu/outreach/outrch1.html
  • Anthropology Resources on the Internet — Extensive set of links from French archaeologist Bernard Clist.
    http://www.anthropology-resources.net/
  • Anthropology Tutorials — Thirty tutorials on topics in physical and cultural anthropology, with flashcards and Web research activities provided for each. From Professor Dennis O'Neil of Palomar College.
    http://anthro.palomar.edu/tutorials/
  • Archaeologica — Links to daily archaeological news and other archaeology sites, plus a discussion forum. Maintained by amateur archaeologists Claire Warren and Michelle Hilling.
    http://www.archaeologica.org/
  • Archaeological Institute of America — The site of this membership organization provides useful background and resources for archaeologists and the public. An education page provides background, commentary on movies from an archaeologist’s point of view.
    http://www.archaeological.org/
  • The Archaeology Channel — The Archaeological Legacy Institute presents free audio and video programs on human cultural heritage.
    http://www.archaeologychannel.org/
  • BBC: Archaeology — Archaeological news and background on the methods used to investigate archaeological sites.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/archaeology/
  • Becoming Human — The Institute for Human Origins at Arizona State University presents this site on evolution and the search for early human life. Includes a Flash documentary, lesson plans, a glossary, and links.
    http://www.becominghuman.org/
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center — This site provides insight into the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest, as well as useful publications and background on archaeological methods.
    http://www.crowcanyon.org/
  • Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids — One of the most useful features of this site is a glossary of archaeological terms written in understandable language.
    http://www.digonsite.com/index.html
  • Ethnography, Observational Research, and Narrative Inquiry — This writing guide from the Writing Center at Colorado State University presents a handy introduction to doing observational research and presenting the results of such research.
    http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/observe/index.cfm
  • Experience Rich Anthropology — A series of teaching cases developed during a three-year project at the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury.
    http://era.anthropology.ac.uk/
  • Field Museum — Chicago’s renowned museum presents exhibits and educational materials on a range of topics in anthropology, archaeology, and natural history. For example, an online curriculum puts students in the shoes of a paleontologist studying Sue, the world's largest intact T Rex skeleton.
    http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
  • Interactive Dig: Hierakonpolis — Archaeology Magazine documents the excavation of a major site 400 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, dating from 3800 B.C.E. Other interactive digs are also available on the site.
    http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/hierakonpolis/index.html
  • Intute Social Science: Anthropology — Extensive set of links related to anthropology.
    http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/anthropology/
  • Leakey Foundation — This organization devoted to research on human origins presents archaeological news, a timeline of discoveries, a glossary, and more.
    http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/
  • Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture — This permanent exhibit from the Library of Congress describes the life and work of the renowned anthropologist.
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mead/
  • Michigan Discussions in Anthropology — An online journal from the University of Michigan, covering archaeology, biological anthropology, ethnology, and linguistic anthropology.
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mdiag/
  • National Park Service Archeology Program — A useful introduction to the work of archeologists, plus information on Native Americans and the Park Service’s research.
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/
  • Network of State and Provincial Archaeology Education Coordinators — Educators in every U.S. state and seven Canadian provinces can find links to archaeological resources in their areas on this site from the Society for American Archaeology.
    http://www.saa.org/publicftp/public/resources/coordinators.html
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology — This museum at Harvard University presents a searchable database of objects in its collection, as well as special online features on such topics as the ethnography of Lewis and Clark, Native American running traditions, and women anthropologists.
    http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/
  • The Perfect Corpse — This site from the PBS program NOVA explores what archaeologists have learned from the well-preserved bodies in an 8,000-year-old cemetery discovered in Florida.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bog/
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion — California Newsreels developed this website on the concept of race. Included are nearly 50 essays, seven lesson plans, answers to questions on topics related to race from a panel of experts, and a discussion guide for the television series of the same name.
    http://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage — This Center provides resources for teaching and learning about grassroots culture around the world; exhibitions focus on such topics as the Silk Road, Maroon culture in the United States, and Mekong lifeways.
    http://www.folklife.si.edu/index.html
  • Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program — To achieve its goal of “enhancing scientific knowledge and public awareness of human evolutionary history,” this site provides background information, pictures of artifacts, news about paleoanthropology, and an ask-an-expert feature.
    http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/humanorigins/
  • Unearthing Secret America — PBS's Scientific American Frontiers offers an in-depth look at several ways archaeologists are uncovering information about colonial America.
    http://www.pbs.org/saf/14_1301/
  • University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — A range of archaeological exhibits that not only illuminate ancient civilizations but educate users about research methods.
    http://www.museum.upenn.edu/
  • World Communities: What Is a Culture? — A useful guide from the New York State Department of Education, including a teacher-friendly essay on culture and tools for teaching about culture from geographic and anthropological perspectives.
    http://emsc32.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/grade3/home.html

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