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African Voices
"African Voices is a permanent exhibition that examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africaís peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, and the natural environment."
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

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

Arctic Circle
"For the purposes of this electronic circle, we have selected three themes that we feel are crucial to the future of the people, land, and waters of the Arctic and Subarctic region: natural resources, history and culture; social equity and environmental justice. In the following presentations you will find a broad range of textual materials, art, photographic exhibits, and in the future, sound and short video recordings."

Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink
"The aims of the site are to promote an awareness of the existence of present day Caribbean Amerindian communities; to assist researchers and the general public in learning more about Caribbean Amerindian communities and organization by providing a central location where such information is listed and categorized; to facilitate communication between diverse Caribbean Amerindian groups; to assemble research available online and point visitors toward actual ongoing research projects, some of which invite people to join in...The site also features: Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies: occasional papers of the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink, an Online Survey, a Mailing List of site news and issues, and a Boardroom for discussions concerning the problems and prospects of modern Caribbean Amerindians."

Cultural Anthropology Course Resources
Web page for introductory anthropology course added by request of the professor.
By Prof. Howard Culbertson, Southern Nazarene University
"...a non-commercial website dedicated to the study of cyberspace from an anthropological perspective. It includes many facilities such as: a virtual seminar section, a calendar of activities, a course finder section, a calendar of activity, an E-books section, online debates, comics, book reviews and more."
By Lev Weinstock

Human Relations Area Files
Cultural Information for Education & Research
"an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949, HRAF is now a non-profit consortium of universities, colleges, and research agencies in more than 30 countries. The HRAF Collection currently contains nearly one million pages of information on the cultures of the world--past and present

Kwakuitl Recipies - Roasted Salmon
"This is George Hunt's translation of the Kwakuitl version of a Kwakuitl Indian recipe, told in the Kwakuitl language by his wife, Elie Hunt, circa 1914."

The Linkages Project
" effort to assemble a large database of kinship datasets and genealogies from around the world, as recorded by anthropologists. This database, along with its programs for visualization and analysis, has led to new insights into the nature and organization of kinship, and human social processes in general."

Mullahs on the Mainframe:
Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras.
[Excerpt and Interview with the author]
By anthropologist Jonah Blank, University of Chicago Press; 2001.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa (Anthropology 267)
"This Web page has been an ongoing semester project for Franklin and Marshall Anthropology/Africana Studies 267 class. The goal of this project is to create an informative web site that will provide insight into many of the wonderful aesthetics, beliefs, and histories of West African cultures. All articles on this site have been written by students..."


The Silicon Valley Cultures Project
" a fifteen year ethnographic study of the cultures living and working in the hi-tech communities of Silicon Valley. Beginning in 1991, Drs. Charles Darrah and J. A. English-Lueck, professors at San Jose State University, California, developed a collaborative research project that is attempting to understand Silicon Valley as a culture area. This region is a laboratory for research into high technology communities due to its robust and varied industrial base, the use of information technologies, organizational innovations, and its broad cultural diversity."

Sipapu--Chetro Ketl Great Kiva
"This site presents a three-dimensional reconstruction of a Great Kiva, an architectural feature found in many prehistoric Anasazi communities in the Southwestern United States."

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia
"...incorporates 679 excerpts from original sound recordings and 1,256 photographs from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional uses of the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley...The online collection includes extensive interviews on native forest species and the seasonal round of traditional harvesting...and documents community cultural events such as storytelling, baptisms in the river, cemetery customs, and the spring "ramp" feasts using the wild leek native to the region. Interpretive texts outline the social, historical, economic, environmental, and cultural contexts of community life, while a series of maps and a diagram depicting the seasonal round of community activities provide special access to collection materials
- American Memory, Library of Congress

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