Internet Resources of Interst to Anthropologists [1995 update]

allen lutins (al2032@CSC.ALBANY.EDU)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 22:08:05 -0500


Compiled By: allen h. lutins (
Release: 5.21
Last Update: January 1995
Posted to: ANTHRO-L, ARCH-L, sci.anthropology, sci.archaeology,
Archived at: Anonymous ftp: (pub/users/claird/
sci.anthropology/Anthropology_network_FAQ); (/danny/anthropology/net-faq); (/pub/Anthropology_network_FAQ)
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
"Further Reading" 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 (can be found via
gopher at Thanks also to all the wonderful
people who maintain archives of this list!

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}

ANE -- Ancient Near East
send message "subscribe ane" to

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

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

ANTHRO-L -- Anthropology
apply to

ARCH-L -- Archaeology
apply to

ARCH-METALS -- Archaeology/history of metallurgy

ARCH-THEORY -- Archaeological theory in Europe

ARCHSTUD -- Archaeology students
apply to

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

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

AZTLAN -- Mesoamerican studies
apply to

CBR-L -- Craniofacial Biology Research
send message "SUBSCRIBE CBR-L" (without quotes) to

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

DARWIN-L -- Cultural Evolution
apply to

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

EAAN -- East Asian Archaeology Network (early East Asian Archaeology and
send message "subscribe eaan" (without quotes; also without signature and
subject line, if possible) to

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

MAPC -- Materialist Anthropology and the Production of Culture Workshop
apply to listserv@utoronto.bitnet

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

NAGPRA-L -- Discussion of Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act
apply to

NAT-EDU -- Native American education issues
apply to listserv@indycms.bitnet

NAT-HEALTH -- Native American health issues
apply to

NAT-LANG -- Native American indigenous languages
apply to

NAUTARCH -- Nautical/Maritime archaeology
send request for subscription to

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

XYLHIST-L -- History & archaeology of timber-framed construction
apply to

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

ANTHAP (Applied Anthropology Computer Network) archives

Anthropology/archaeology information and software

Anthropology Hypertext Book (Hypercard stack for Macintosh)

Archaeology software and Society for Archaeological Sciences database;
Use "cd [.archaeometry]" and /sas

Bonn Archaeological Statistics Package

Census information

Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Resources (CCER) [also available
via World Wide Web]

Computing & Humanities archive

CSAC Ethnographics Gallery/Intermedia Library (also available via gopher,
WAIS, WWW, etc; use same address (e.g., for WWW)

Fourth World Documentation Project--Information on indigenous peoples
[also available via gopher and World Wide Web]

GIS software (OzGIS)

Library of Congress on-line museum exhibits & pub/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit

Linguistics archive: syllabi, handouts, fonts, lexica, software, papers,
digests, more!

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (also available via gopher and WWW)

Native American information

Radiocarbon calibration program for IBMs

sci.anthropology.paleo newsgroup archives

Shamanism-General Overview--Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

State Dept. travel Advisories

USGS maps

USGS maps, census data, etc.

Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists [also available via gopher]

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; select `Applied Anthropology Computer Network'

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

Berkeley Museum of Paleontology

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

Buffalo server ["Worldwide E-mail directory of anthropologists" back-
issues of "Journal of World Anthropology", etc.; also available via ftp]; select "Academic & Departmental Information,"
then "Academic Departments and Research Centers" then "Anthropology

Center for World Indigenous Studies/Fourth World Documentation Project
[also available via World Wide Web and ftp]; select Politics; Fourth.World

Classics and Archaeology [also available via World Wide Web]

Exploratorium of Science and Art (museum) [also available via World
Wide Web]

Flora Mesoamericana [also available via World Wide Web]

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

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

Human Genome News; select Genome Project, Human Genome News

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

Material Culture Resources; select "Educational Resources", "Colleges and Schools at
UMCP", "College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU)", "Departments, Programs
and Majors", "American Studies", "Material Culture Resources"

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project [also available via ftp and World
Wide Web]

Museum List; select "Some Other..." then "Museums"

Native American Issues and Culture

Native American Net Server; select "UWM Information"

Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University) collections data

Primate Information

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Society for American Archaeology Bulletin

UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology [also available via World Wide Web]

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

World Heritage Gopher (Inst. for Global Communications/Int'l Council
on Monuments & Sites) [also available via World Wide Web]

Worldwide E-mail directory of anthropologists -- See "Buffalo Server" above

WORLD WIDE WEB SERVERS (GENERAL) [Museum Exhibits listed separately, below]
{Note: Web servers are being added on a daily basis--it is hard to keep up
with them all! Many of these pages will provide links to other pages of
anthropological interest, some added too recently to include in this list;
i recommend checking the Stanford University Home Page. (listed below)}

ANTHRO-L Home Page

Archaeological Field Work Opportunities

Archnet (Prehistoric archaeology of the northeast) [also available via

Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Resources (CCER) [also available
via anonymous ftp]

Center for World Indigenous Studies/Fourth World Documentation Project
[also available via gopher and ftp]

Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology World Wide Web server
[also available via gopher]

Flora Mesoamericana [also available via gopher]

Gopher Site List {under construction}

"Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East"

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Human Genome Network

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project [also available via ftp and gopher]

Native American Resource Center

NativeNet Information Server

Oriental Institute


Southampton University Archaeology Department

Stanford University Anthropology Home Page Server:

Theoretical Anthropology (Electronic Journal)

University of Michigan Papyrology Collection

World Heritage Materials {see World Heritage Gopher, above};; etc.

Exploratorium of Science and Art

Field Museum of Chicago

Franklin Institute Virtual Museum

Israel Museum

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan

London Museum of Natural History

Paris Museum

Trips Museum

UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology

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'.

"Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation, Historic Preservation and
Archaeology" (document)
Gopher to and choose "intdirs"

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

"Everybody's Guide to the Internet" by Adam Gaffin. MIT Press, $14.95.
Excellent beginner's guide.

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet" by Peter Kent. Alpha Books,
$19.95. Another in the beginner's guide genre.

"The Internet Companion, A Beginner's Guide To Global Networking 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.

"The Internet Yellow Pages" by Harley Hahn & Rick Stout. Osborne McGraw-
Hill, $27.95. An excellent, comprehensive guide to Internet resources
highly recommended & new for 1994!