Internet Resources of Interest to Anthropologists

Allen Lutins (al2032@CSC.ALBANY.EDU)
Sun, 12 Jun 1994 22:09:27 -0400


Compiled By: allen h. lutins (
Release: 5.0
Last Update: June 1994
Posted to: ANTHRO-L, ARCH-L, sci.anthropology, sci.archaeology
Archived at: Gopher: ArchNet; Archaeology Information & Software
Anonymous ftp: (in directory

This list is intended for those who already have a grasp of how to use such
net tools as listserv, ftp, telnet, gopher, and World Wide Web. Feel free to
contact me with corrections, updates and comments, but if you need further
assistance in utilizing these resources, please see the list at the
end of this document! I don't have the space to thank everyone who's
contributed so far, but i must acknowledge Peter Stott's "Internet Resources
for Heritage Conservation, Historic Preservation and Archaeology" as a very
useful resource (write to him for a copy:

AEGEANET -- Pre-Classical Aegean World
apply to (message: "subscribe aegeanet")
messages to:

AIA-L -- Archaeology & Technology
apply to (moderated)

ANCIENT-L -- History of Ancient Mediterranean
contact Jim Cocks {jacock01@ulkyvm.bitnet}

ANSS-L -- Discussion Forum for Information Specialists in Anthropology,
Sociology and Related Fields
apply to

ANTHAP (open only to members of Society for Applied Anthropology or National
Association of Practicing Anthropologists) -- Applied anthropology news,
announcements, jobs, etc.
apply to anthap-request@oakland.bitnet {not a server}

ANTHRO-L -- Anthropology
apply to

ARCH-L -- Archaeology
apply to

ARCH-THEORY -- Archaeological theory in Europe
send message "join arch-theory {your-name}" to (messages
go to same address)

ARTIFACT -- Material culture study/methods
apply to listserv@umdd.bitnet

ASAONET -- Anthropology of Oceania
apply to or listserv@uicvm.bitnet

AZTLAN-L -- Mesoamerican studies
apply to

CROSS-L -- Cross-Cultural Research in Information
contact Roberto Evaristo {evaristo@umnsom.bitnet}

apply to

DEVEL-L -- Technology transfer in international development
apply to listserv@auvm.bitnet

ETHMUS-L -- Ethnomusicology
apply to listserv@umdd.bitnet

ETHNET-L -- Irish & British Ethnography
contact Mark Shutes {} or Lee Komito

ETHNO -- Ethnomethodology/conversation analysis
apply to comserve@rpiecs.bitnet
messages to ethno@rpiecs.bitnet

ETHNOHIS -- Ethnology and history
apply to listserv@hearn.bitnet

FOLKLORE -- Folklore
apply to

HISTARCH -- Historical Archaeology
apply to listserv@asuacad.bitnet or

HUMBIO-L -- Human Biology
apply to

HUMEVO -- Human Evolution
apply to listeserv@gwuvm.bitnet

INTERCUL -- Intercultural communication
apply to comserve@rpiecs.bitnet
messages to intercul@rpiecs.bitnet

JWA -- Journal of World Anthropology
apply to (back-issues available via buffalo
gopher; see below)

LORE -- Folklore
apply to listserv@ndsuvm1.bitnet

MUSEUM-L -- Museum issues
apply to or listserv@unmmvm.bitnet

NATIVE-L -- Native Cultures
contact Gary Trujillo {}

PACARC-L -- Pacific Rim archaeology
apply to listserv@wsuvm1.bitnet

PAN -- Physical Anthropology News List
apply to listserv@gwuvm.bitnet

ROCK-ART -- Petroglyphs, pictographs, etc.
apply to

SAS-net -- Society for Archaeological Sciences (primarily for members)
contact Jim Burton {}

XCULT-X -- Intercultural communication
apply to listserv@umrvmb.bitnet

Name Topic
---- -----
alt.native Native American issues ancient foods
sci.anthropology anthropology
sci.anthropology.paleo evolution of humans and other primates
sci.archaeology archaeology
sci.archaeology.mesoamerica archaeology of Mesoamerica
sci.lang linguistics
soc.misc miscellaneous social issues
soc.* issues pertaining to culture area or country "*"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ /pub/special/NativeProfs/usenet
Native American information /pub/FWDP
Fourth World Documentation Project--Information on indigenous peoples /pub/users/claird/sci.anthropology
Anthropology/archaeology information and software /pub/archaeology [?]
Archaeology software; "World Archaeological Council News" /pub/linguistics
Linguistics archive: syllabi, handouts, fonts, lexica, software, papers,
digests, more! /public/calib
Radiocarbon calibration program for IBMs /Archaeometry and /sas
Archaeology software and Society for Archaeological Sciences database; Use
"cd [.archaeometry]" /info/Government/US/Cesus-90
Census information
USGS maps /danny/sci.anthropology.paleo
Archives for the sci.anthropology.paleo newsgroup /pub/msdos/mapping
GIS software (OzGIS) /misc/misc
State Dept. travel Advisories /pub/usenet-by-group/sci.anthropology/Shamanism-General_Overview
Shamanism-General Overview-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) /pub/vatican.exhibit & pub/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit
On-line museum exhibits /pub
Geology software /pub/map
USGS maps, census data, etc. /hcf
"Computing & Humanities" archive anthro-l
Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists (can also be searched via
gopher; see below) /pub/anthap
ANTHAP (Applied Anthropology Computer Network) archives

Acadame This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education; new issue every Tuesday at
noon; extensive digest, includes articles, listings of
jobs, conferences, grants, etc.)

ANTHAP (Applied Anthropology Computer Network) archives
Server:; select `Applied Anthropology Computer

Anthropology information
Server: 7000 select `Archaeology Academics' from the
phone book.
Server:; select `Departmental', then `people with a
common interest'

Archaeology information/software
Server:; select item 4 (Archaeology)

Archnet (Prehistoric archaeology of the Northeast)
Server: [OR use World Wide Web server; see below]

Bishop Museum [Access to nearly every museum that's on the Internet!]

Buffalo server ["Worldwide E-mail directory of anthropologists" and back-
issues of "Journal of World Anthropology"; both also available via ftp;
(see above)]
Server: Select "Academic & Departmental Information,"
then "Academic Departments," then "Anthropology Department"

Classics and Archaeology
Server: [OR use World Wide Web server; see

Georgia Anthro (inc. general southeastern anthropology, CRM, etc.)

Historical documents
Server:; select items 7 (The Library), then 3 (Electronic
Books and Other Texts), then 19 (Historical Documents).

Library of Congress Machine-Assisted Realization of the Virtual
Electronic Library
Server:; or telnet to and login as

Native American Issues and Culture

Primate Information Net

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

UC-Berkeley Museum

USGS data & reports
Server:; select the following menu choices
from each succeeding menu: 13 (search/retrieve software), 8 (search/
retreive graphics), 3 (search all), then 2 (graphics software).

Worldwide E-mail directory of anthropologists
Server:; select "Academic & Departmental Information,"
then "Academic Departments," then "Anthropology Department," and
finally "WEDA" (also available as a single file via ftp; see above).

Archaeological Field Work Opportunities

Archnet (Prehistoric archaeology of the northeast)
Server: [or use gopher
server; see above]

Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology World Wide Web server
Server: [or use gopher
server; see above]


Southampton University Archaeology Department {under construction at time of writing}

UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology hypertext server

Anthropology News Network
Makes anthropological perspectives on news and issues available to the
public; contact Fred Skanes {} for more information.

Coombspapers Data Bank
Electronic repository of social science & humanities research papers and
documents; ftp to & get file INDEX from directory
`coombspapers' (available via Gopher as well).

World Systems Archive
Announcements, documents, data, biographical and publications information;
ftp to and connect to directory `wsystems'.

HNSource (Central Information Server for Historians)
For list of gophers with Native American information, telnet to; login as history; select "Index of Resources", then
"Resources organized by region", then North America", then (almost at the
bottom of the list) "Native American Gopher Sites".

National Archaeological Database
Telnet to; login as "nadb" (omit quotes; use lower-case only).

by Tracy LaQuey with Jeanne C. Ryer. Addison-Wesley Publishing.
Includes a detailed history of the Internet, a discussion on "netiquette"
(network etiquette), and how to find resources on the net.

by Ed Krol. O'Reilly & Associates. ISBN: 1-56592-025-2. 400 pages. $24.95 US.
Covers the basic utilities used to access the network and then guides users
through the Internet's "databases of databases" to access the millions of
files and thousands of archives available.

by Brendan Kehoe. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-010778-6. 112 pages. $22.00 US.
A good reference to consult if you're curious about what can be done with
the Internet.

McGraw-Hill, 1993.
Discusses telnet, FTP, and Archie, and suggests how to get an Internet
account; teaches enough UNIX to survive on the net.

by Harley Hahn. McGraw Hill (College Division). ISBN: 0-07-025511-3.
Everything you need to know about the Unix operating system and the
Internet, including Unix commands, utilities, netnews, ftp, gopher, etc.