General Links

  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • Penn Museum Collection Database - A collection of around one million objects, many obtained directly through its own field excavations or anthropological research. Search the Penn Museum's digital collections including 329,000 object records representing 665,000 objects with 67,000 images.
  • An important tool for anthropological research in archaeology and ethnology is, "The Human Relations Area Files," wich can be accessed through Burling Library or directly through these two sites:
    eHRAF Archaeology
    eHRAF World Culture

Biological Anthropology Links

Cultural Anthropology Links

  • Culture and Agriculture section of AAA - The purposes of the Group shall be (a) to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and (b) to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy. You are encouraged to use the style of the American Anthropological Association, though you may use a style of another field as long as you are consistent.
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion - The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences. Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among scholars from sociology, religious studies, psychology, political science, economics, international studies, gender studies, and many other fields. Its flagship publication, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, is the most cited resource in the field.
  • Sustainable Living Coalition (Fairfield, Iowa)
  • Cultural Survival
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Linguistic Anthropology Links

Archaelolgy Links

Field School Resources

Archaeology Abroad

Archaeology Abroad Update No. 21

Archaeology Abroad comes out annually in March/April and provides information about hundreds of varied and exciting archaeological fieldwork opportunities outside the UK suitable for all pockets, archaeological interests and levels of experience.

In addition to extensive excavation and field school listings, Archaeology Abroad contains comprehensive guidance notes and advice about choosing and applying to join an excavation project abroad, plus directory-style sections on the British Schools and Institutes abroad and a wide range of other relevant organisations, learned societies, publications and on-line resources. Further information can be found on the web site at: www.britarch.ac.uk/archabroad

Archaeology Abroad subscribers also receive Archaeology Abroad Email Updates which are produced on an occasional basis and provide subscribers with information about additional excavation and field school opportunities throughout the remainder of the year. As the year progresses, Email Updates increasingly list projects for the autumn and winter months and for the following year.

Archaeology Abroad and Archaeology Abroad Email Updates are produced as PDF files, which are easy to use and navigate and allow quick access to additional information via live email and web links.

American Institute of Archaeology

These include field school and volunteer opportunities all over the world, with some emphasis on classical sites in the Old World, and field schools in the Americas. There are links to field school scholarships and information for those preparing to go on a dig.

Art Collection

Seri Ironwood Carvings

This gallery was created by Egan Liias '05 and Cristina Wood '05, both Anthropology majors at Grinnell College, as a part of their 2004 summer research/M.A.P project.

Work was done with the collection of Seri carvings donated by Dale B. Furnish '62, in order to create physical exhibition cases in Goodnow Hall and this virtual gallery to share Mr. Furnish's generous gift with the public.

Our work also included research on the Seri Indians of Sonora, Mexico; focusing on numerous aspects of their culture, and the necessities for beginning the art of ironwood carving.

We would like to give special thanks to Dale Furnish, Jim Lindell, Lesley Wright, Kathy Kamp, Fred Hagemeister, Paula Forbes, Grinnell College Anthropology Department, and the Faulconer Gallery for all their support.