Some good sources of information on archaeology and anthropology can be found on the Internet and through museums or universities with strong anthropology departments. The main anthropology professional societies, as well as some regional archaeology organizations, have websites that contain useful information as well as links to other sites. There are also some websites that provide an array of links to anthropological resources on the Internet.The Division of Anthropology recommends the following to those interested in pursuing these topics:
Archaeology and Public Education, a newsletter published by the Society for American Archaeology, provides lesson plans and other information about archaeology. To subscribe, contact the SAA.
AnthroNotes is published by the Anthropology Department at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, and provides information on anthropology for teachers. For a free subscription, contact:
Anthropology Outreach and Public Education
NHB 363 MRC 112
Washington, DC 20560 USA
There are many national and regional organizations that provide information and advocate professionalism in anthropology. Among the most important are:
Society for American Archaeology
The SAA is one of the largest archaeological organizations in the world, and publishes the journals American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, and other publications.
American Anthropological Association
The primary professional society for anthropologists, the AAA includes the main subdisciplines of cultural anthropology, archaeology and linguistics.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Although physical anthropology is also represented in the AAA, the AAPA is the main professional society for physical anthropologists
The World Wide Web has an incredible array of sites on anthropological and archaeological topics, many with long lists of links — and any one connection can lead to many other interesting resources. Our short list includes several websites that are excellent introductions to archaeology and anthropology.
Archnet at the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University has lots of good information on archaeology and many links to other archaeologically oriented web sites.
The International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA) is the main professional organization for Caribbean archaeology, one of the strengths of the anthropology collections of the Peabody Museum.
The Yale University Department of Anthropology website describes its undergraduate and graduate programs and lists faculty, many of whom are associated with the Peabody Museum.
The Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations provides instruction in the philology and cultures of ancient Egypt and Nubia.
Yale’s interdepartmental Council on Archaeological Studies is composed of faculty from a broad range of disciplines, including Anthropology, Classics, Geology and Geophysics, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. The Council aims to give students a solid background in both practical and theoretical aspects of the field of archaeology.
The Anthropology on the Web web page has lots of good links to many other sites.
The Exploring World Cultures site hosted at the University of Evansville in Indiana provides a wealth of information on ancient cultures from all over the world. Includes detailed information on several areas of the world, with time lines, historical information, and links to other resources.
There are 4 museums in New England with the name Peabody. While these museums share a name and an historical connection, they are completely separate institutions.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Salem, MA 01970
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Andover, MA 01810