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African Ape Study Sites
"This is an archive of information on field sites where gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos have been studied. It is intended for use by researchers interested in comparative socioecology, and contains data, maps, photographs, site bibliographies and the like."
By Jim Moore, Anthropology Dept., University of California, San Diego

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)

Anthropology and Archaeology Pages
Sections include: Paleoanthropology ; Linguistics ; Archaeogeodesy ; Archaeology: The Andes, Mesoamerica, The Southwest, Rock Art.
Essays by James Q. Jacobs

Anthropology Human Origins Website
By Kevin L. Callahan

Anthropology Tutorials
Includes 16 physical (biological) anthropology and 7 cultural (social) anthropology online tutorials.
Behavioral Sciences Dept., Palomar College

BBC - Gene Stories - (dead link)
Sections include: Who Am I ; Genes & History ; Genes & Health ; Gene Safari ; Future Human ; Court of Opinion ; DNA Detectives ; GM Food.

  • Genes and History - (dead link)
    Sections include: Population DNA ; Eugenics ; Science & History ; Genetic Survey ; Art you a Viking.

Biological Anthropology Links - (dead link)
"This list provides access to a number of interesting and educational links in biological anthropology."
John Relethford, Dept. of Anthropology, SUNY at Oneonta

Biological Basis of Heredity
An Introduction to Basic Cell Structures Related to Genetic Inheritance
By Dr. Dennis O'Neil, Behavioral Sciences Dept., Palomar College.

British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology - (dead link) - Bodies of Evidence
"Explore the mysteries of the past and uncover the secrets of the dead"
Sections include: DNA Fingerprinting ; Radiocarbon Dating ; Archaeological Radiography ; Skull Reconstruction.

Chimpanzee Cultures - (dead link)
"This website gives access to an online database that describes the cultural variations in chimpanzee behaviour, and shows behaviour distributions across the long-term study sites in Africa."
Sections include: Chimpanzee Cultures ; Cultural Variations ; Species ; Articles ; The Databases ; Locations ; Conservation ; People.

Demographic Research
A free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences.
Published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Discovering Chimps - (dead link)
Presented by the Jane Goodall Institute's Center For Primate Studies, University of Maryland

The eSkeletons Project
"The e-Skeletons Project website enables you to view the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon and gather information about them from our osteology database...This site provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. This includes: high-quality images of bones - labels of all muscles, articulations, and morphological features - high-resolution 3-D renderings of the skeletal elements in both animation (Quicktime) and interactive virtual reality (VRML) format."
Created at the University of Texas at Austin
"Forensic anthropology and human osteology educational resources."

Human Origin Program: In Search of What Makes Us Human
" furthering scientific knowledge about the evolutionary origin of human beings, including our species' relationship and interactions with the natural world. Our ongoing fieldwork and new projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe investigate clues and accumulate precise data about early human adaptation, evolution, and environmental change."
Smithsonian Institution

Kennewick Man - see Anthropology - Kennewick Man

Living Links
- Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University

New York Historical Society

  • Beyond Ground Zero - (dead link)
  • The Forensic Science of Disaster Recovery
    is comprised of images taken by photojournalist Richard Press at the NYC Medical Examinerís Office and Fresh Killís landfill in the months since September. The photographs document and describe the efforts of investigators and forensic experts to find and identify victims of the WTC disaster...They offer a rare view into the largest investigation in the history of forensic science while examining how a technological society copes with disaster."

Osteo Interactive - (dead link)
Includes Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology, Paleopathology, and Histology
By Valarie Nielson

Paleoanthropology Society

PBS NOVA - Last Flight of Bomber 51 (January 2003)
Website companion to the TV broadcast
"Forensic scientists set out to discover what happened to seven airmen whose plane crashed in Kamchatka during World War II."
Sections include: Bombers of World War II ; Tour Kamchatka ; Bringing Home MIAs ; Identifying remains with DNA ; Links & Books ; Teacher's Guide ; Transcript

PBS NOVA - Lost Tribes of Israel
"The program follows anthropologist Tudor Parfitt's riveting journey to find both the lost city of the Lemba and the truth behind their claim to an ancient Jewish heritage."
Sections include: Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? ; Tudor Parfitt's Remarkable Journey ; Mystery of Great Zimbabwe ; Build a Family Tree ; Resources ; Transcript.

PBS NOVA - Mystery of the First Americans
"The film documents the discovery and ensuing controversy over the Kennewick Man, a well-preserved, 9,000-year-old human skeleton found in Washington State in 1996."
Sections include: Does Race Exist ; Meet Kennewick Man ; Claims for the Remains ; The Dating Game ; Resources.

PBS NOVA - The Last Great Ape
Companion website to the February 2007 broadcast.
"An expedition into the Congo examines one of our closest living relatives, the peace-loving bonobo."
Sections include: The Bonobo in All of Us ; Kanzi the Bonobo ; Read My Lips ; Our Family Tree ; Links & Books.

Primates - see our separate Primates Studies page.

Scientific Testimony - An Online Journal (ejournal)
"...publishes articles, news reports and commentary about the use of scientific evidence in legal proceedings. It also offers an archive of information useful to lawyers, forensic scientists and expert witnesses."
Edited and published by faculty and students of the Department of Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine.

Stefan Schmitt's Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Homepage - (dead link)

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body
"Visible Proofs is about the history of forensic medicine. Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into 'visible proofs' that can persuade judges, juries, and the public."
Sections include: Exhibition ; Galleries ; Education [K12 Activities] ; Resources.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine

WWW Biological Anthropology Resources
"This page will not provide links to ludicrous theories or creationist arguments. It is meant to be a scholarly resource for those interested in biological anthropology and related disciplines."
Maintained by Karen B. Supak

Go To: Genetics ; Evolution ; Primates

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