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Cave of Lascaux: A virtual tour of this complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Click on "A visit to the cave" for a sesational interactive tour within the cave which contains some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art, with paintings estimated to be at least 17,300 years old. The paintings primarily consist of primitive images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. Developed by Norbert Aujoulat, conservateur du patrimoine, chef du département d'Art pariétal du Centre national de la Préhistoire.


Academic Info: Anthropology: A gateway of annotated resources on anthropology and anthropological research. AcademicInfo was founded in 1998 by Mike Madin, a librarian coordinator, and is now maintained by multiple contributors.


American Folklife Center: This web site provides Ethnographic Resources related to Folklore, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, and the Humanities. Unless otherwise noted, the sites listed in this directory are provided by organizations other than the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.


Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals: Search for bibliographic references, in the Anthropological Library at the British Museum, from 1950 - present.


Anthropologists of Europe: "This site offers international resources that may be of interest to anthropologists of Europe and allied colleagues. An effort has been made to include "gateway" links that lead to many sources, as well as to the few specific links to European anthropological topics."


Anthropology CyberPursuits: This portal provides access to a very large list of links for reference materials, academic departments, libraries, museums, publications, organizations, and other endeavors in the many branches of Anthropology.


Anthropology Resources on the Internet: This list of links provided by the American Anthropological Association focuses on Applied Anthropology, Ethnography, Visual Anthropology, Technology, Funding and Anthropologists.


Anthropology Resources: An index containing multiple web directories around the world. Developed by Allen Lutins and maintained by Bernard-Olivier Clist.


ArchNet: A free educational service open to the public, students, and researchers, ArchNet offers links to thousands of web presentations devoted to archaeology, ancient sites, and artifact studies. ArchNet was created in 1993 at the University of Connecticut and in 2001 migrated to the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University.


Biological Anthropology Forum: A comprehensive site providing information on the biological and cultural aspects of human variation and adaptation within the following subject areas: anthropology, health, genetics, language, diversity, population genetics, archaeology, geography, etiology, epidemiology, DNA, and the Human Genome Diversity Project. Sponsored by Kevin M. Kelly, biomedical anthropologist and currently an associate research scientist in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.


Cultural Studies and Critical Theory: Use this e-server to explore cultural studies and critical theory, combining research in sociology, literary theory, film/video studies, and cultural anthropology to study cultural phenomena in industrial societies. E-Server was founded at Carnegie Mellon and is now based at Iowa State University.


Exploring Ancient World Cultures: This has been designed to cover ancient and medieval history. The quality of research is controlled by a system of hyperlinked indexes which are managed by qualified professionals who serve as the Associate Editors of the project. The same procedures that govern quality also serve to limit the scope of research to the ancient world, hosted by the University of Evansville.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Resources in Ethnographic Studies: A subject directory of resources in Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, and Folklife provided by the American Folklife Center, provided by the Library of Congress.


University of Hawaii: A Guide to Internet Resources in Anthropology: A comprehensive list of anthropological sources provided by Allan Lutins, Anita Cohen, and Lisa Mitton. Archival only as site is no longer maintained as of December 2009.

Arctic Circle: "The overall goal of Arctic Circle is to stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region as it relates to our three themes: natural resources, history and culture, social equity and GIS/Maps. Developer Norman Chance has selected three themes that 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. Archival only as site is no longer maintained as of January 2009.


Berkeley Natural History Museums: This site provides scientific information in all aspects of cultural/human and biological diversity, from molecular evolution to human prehistory, contained in the following natural history museums: Entomology, Zooology, Anthropology, Paleontology, Herbaria, Botany and Human Evolution.


Biological Anthropology Tutorials: Dr. Dennis O'Neil, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Palomar College, has created a variety of tutorials in the subject of Biological Anthropology, including evolution, heredity and adaptability.


Bradshaw Foundation: The Foundation provides an online learning resource. Its main areas of focus are archaeology, anthropology and genetic research, and its primary objective is to discover, document and preserve ancient rock art around the world, and promote the study of early mankind’s artistic achievements.


BrainMaps: This site is an interactive multiresolution next-generation brain atlas that is based on over 20 million megapixels of sub-micron resolution, annotated, scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and is integrated with a high-speed database for querying and retrieving data about brain structure and function. Created and maintained by Principal Investigator Edward G. Jones and the Brainmaps Team (Ade Adowe, Kate Brown, Maly Bun, Megan Cleary, Matt Countryman, Xinran Cui, Fred Gorin, Alessandro Graziano, Brendan Hunt, Larry Lau, Albert Lim, Robert Linehan, Xiaobo Liu, Parisa Mehran, Shawn Mikula, Karl Murray, Phong Nguyen, Barbara Rubino, James Stone, Issac Trotts, Long Votran, Shang Wei, Jennifer Wright) at the UC Regents, Davis campus.


Center for World Indigenous Studies : This site presents an astounding collection of links to sites by and about indigenous nations around the world. Developed by Dr. Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D. (a member of the Cowlitz Tribe ) and Chief George Manuel (1929-1989) of the Shuswap NationChief and maintained by George Manuel Library.


Center for Social Anthropology: "The CSA was established in 2005 as an anthropological research facility at the Faculty of Social Science at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. The Center’s main research focus is the study of sociocultural change occurring during the transition from a totalitarian socialist system to democratic capitalist society.  Other research fields include social memory and heritage, religion, identity and identity politics, transnationalism and migration."


Cave of Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc: An interactive website dedicated to this cave in the Ardèche department of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. Discovered in 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. Scientific direction by Jean Clottes, conservateur général du patrimoine (Ministère de la culture et de la communication).


Cultural Anthropology Tutorials: Dr. Dennis O'Neil, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Palomar College, has created a variety of tutorials in the subject of Cultural Anthropology, including cultural change, social organization, and religion.


Cultures: This site is devoted to cultures, living and ancient, and the promotion of world communication and world peace. Published and copyrighted by Fleet Gazelle.


eSkeletons Project: "The eSkeletons Project website is devoted to the study of human and primate comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of skeletons of several primates in 2-D and 3-D full color, animations, and much supplemental information." Sposored by the University of Texas at Austin.


Harvard Museum of Natural History - Harvard University: The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) is the public museum of three renowned institutions at Harvard University: the Botanical Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. These museums have exhibits on dinosaurs, paleontology, natural history, botany, rocks, minerals, meteorites, geology, mineralogy, Agassiz, zoology, biology, taxidermy, and mammals.


Middle Awash Project: "This research project in Ethiopia is an international multidisciplinary effort to elucidate human origins and evolution, conducted under permit from the Ethiopian Government (Authority for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Tourism). The dual missions of the Middle Awash project are to generate knowledge through scientific research, and to build Ethiopian research and management capacity and infrastructure in archaeology, geology, and paleontology."


National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution: The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, highlights fossil descriptions and cultural exhibits. Opened in 1910, the Museum "is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs."


Natural History Museum: "For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved at the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum. A selection of specimens are on display for the general public in the Geological and Zoological Areas.


Places of Peace and Power: "Photographs, writings and theories regarding sacred sites, power places, pilgrimage traditions, and ancient mysteries by anthropologist, photographer, and world traveler Martin Gray."