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Department of Physical Anthropology Storage, 1911

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are several photos of office spaces and Museum cases in this location.

Storage cases in the Department of Physical Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History on January 15, 1911. Several drawers are opened showing skulls and other bones.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Exploring Historic Cemeteries

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Student activity shows how anthropologists use gravestones as cultural artifacts which show variations in time and place that reflect changes in culture. Students will visit a cemetery and explore the gravestones.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Fieldwork in the Classroom

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Interview project matching anthropology students with ESL students to conduct field interviews. Could be used as an investigative tool for any facet of cultural anthropology.

Anthropology on the Internet for K-12

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Select list of annotated resources online for students and educators interested in the field of anthropology. Organized by sub-field ie: cultural anthropology, archaeology, area studies, etc.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Studying Community Festivals

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Classroom activity explains the anthropological importance of studying festivals. Includes guiding questions to help students observe and report on a community festival.. Example observation and further reading also included.

John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Homepage for the John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, one of 20 branches in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' system. Supports the research, publication, exhibitions, and public programming of the Department.

Anthropology on the Internet for K-12

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
List of web sites with a brief annotation that are valuable to teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology. Sections include - general sources, career information, archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, area studies, museums, virtual exhibits, and electronic publications.

Catalogue and Recording Office of Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
George D. McCoy, a staff member of the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, in the Catalogue and Recording Office of Anthropology.

Mele Kalikimaka with Cake from Anthropology!

National Museum of Natural History
Every year a little magic happens at our Department’s holiday party. If you were around last year, you might have seen what I mean: the amazing #anthrocakes that archaeologist Eric Hollinger creates for the party every year. I think you’ll agree it’s “Tut”-ally amazing! King Tut's Tomb. Edible sculpture by...

Office of the Head Curator of Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Walter Hough, head curator of the Department of Anthropology at the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, in his office.

Measuring Human Skulls in Physical Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943), curator of physical anthropology at the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, measures human skulls.

Mending Human Skulls in Physical Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
William H. Short, a staff member of the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, mends skulls.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Mother-Infant Observation

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Teacher activities show the importance and intensity of observation for anthropologists. Offers background for studying human and nonhuman primate behavior. Students observe a mother and child and use an experimental framework.
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