FAQ: Internet Resources of Interest to Anthropologists [update]

Allen Lutins (al2032@CSC.ALBANY.EDU)
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 00:07:32 -0400


Compiled By: allen h. lutins (al2032@thor.albany.edu)
Release: 5.13
Last Update: October 1994
Posted to: ANTHRO-L, ARCH-L, sci.anthropology, sci.archaeology
Archived at: Anonymous ftp: ftp.neosoft.com (pub/users/claird/
ftp.anatomy.su.oz.au (/danny/anthropology/net-faq);
lucy.ukc.ac.uk (/pub/Anthropology_network_FAQ)
Gopher: ArchNet & Archaeology Information & Software (see)
WWW: http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/afaq.html;
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 una.hh.lib.umich.edu/intdirs).
Thanks also to all the wonderful people who maintain archives of this list!

AEGEANET -- Pre-Classical Aegean World
apply to majordomo@acpub.duke.edu (message: "subscribe aegeanet")
messages to: aegeanet@acpub.duke.edu

AIA-L -- Archaeology & Technology
apply to listserv@cc.brynmawr.edu (moderated)

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

ANE -- Ancient Near East
send message "subscribe ane" to majordomo@oi.uchicago.edu

ANSS-L -- Discussion Forum for Information Specialists in Anthropology,
Sociology and Related Fields
apply to listserv@uci.edu

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 listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu

ARCH-L -- Archaeology
apply to listserv@tamvm1.tamu.edu

ARCH-THEORY -- Archaeological theory in Europe
send message "join arch-theory {your-name}" to mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
(messages go to arch-theory@mailbase.ac.uk)

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

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

AZTLAN-L -- Mesoamerican studies
apply to listserv@ulkyvm.louisville.edu

CBR-L -- Craniofacial Biology Research
send message "SUBSCRIBE CBR-L" (without quotes) to majordomo@po.cwru.edu

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

DARWIN-L -- Cultural Evolution
apply to listserv@iris.uncg.edu

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 lstsrv@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

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

ETHNET-L -- Irish & British Ethnography
contact Mark Shutes {fr191601@ysub.ysu.edu} 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 listserv@tamvm1.tamu.edu

HISTARCH -- Historical Archaeology
apply to listserv@asuacad.bitnet or listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu

HUMBIO-L -- Human Biology
apply to humbio-request@acc.fau.edu

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 listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu (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 listserv@unmvma.unm.edu or listserv@unmmvm.bitnet

NAGPRA-L -- Discussion of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
apply to majordomo@world.std.com

NATIVE-L -- Native Cultures
contact Gary Trujillo {gst@gnosys.svle.ma.us}

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 listserv@asuvm.inre.asu.edu

SAS-net -- Society for Archaeological Sciences (primarily for members)
contact Jim Burton {jhburton@macc.wisc.edu}

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

Name Topic
---- -----
alt.native Native American issues
rec.food.historic 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/country "*"

ftp.cit.cornell.edu /pub/special/NativeProfs/usenet
Native American information

ftp.halcyon.com /pub/FWDP
Fourth World Documentation Project--Information on indigenous peoples
[also available via gopher and World Wide Web (see below)]

ftp.neosoft.com /pub/users/claird/sci.anthropology
Anthropology/archaeology information and software

ftp.uu.net /pub/linguistics
Linguistics archive: syllabi, handouts, fonts, lexica, software, papers,
digests, more!

ftp.u.washington.edu /public/calib
Radiocarbon calibration program for IBMs

grv.dsir.govt.nz /Archaeometry and /sas
Archaeology software and Society for Archaeological Sciences database;
Use "cd [.archaeometry]"

info.umd.edu /info/Government/US/Cesus-90
Census information

USGS maps

jefferson.village.virginia.edu /pub/publications/med
Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (also available via gopher and WWW)

joyce.cs.su.oz.au /danny/sci.anthropology.paleo
Archives for the sci.anthropology.paleo newsgroup

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

newton.newton.cam.ac.uk /pub/ancient
Egyptology resources [also available via World Wide Web (see below)]

oak.oakland.edu /pub/msdos/mapping
GIS software (OzGIS)

rascal.ics.utexas.edu /misc/misc
State Dept. travel Advisories

Shamanism-General Overview-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

seq1.loc.gov /pub/vatican.exhibit & pub/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit
On-line museum exhibits

sparky2.esd.mun.ca /pub
Geology software

spectrum.xerox.com /pub/map
USGS maps, census data, etc.

sumex-aim.stanford.edu /info-mac/info/nms
Anthropology Hypertext Book (Hypercard stack for Macintosh)

ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu /hcf
"Computing & Humanities" archive

ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu anthro-l
Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists [can also be searched via
gopher (see below)]

vela.acs.oakland.edu /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.)
Server: chronicle.merit.edu

ANTHAP (Applied Anthropology Computer Network) archives
Server: gopher.acs.oakland.edu; select `Applied Anthropology Computer

Anthropology information
Server: toto.ycc.yale.edu 7000 select `Archaeology Academics' from the
phone book
Server: uniwa.uwa.edu.au; select `Departmental', then `people with a
common interest'

Archnet (Prehistoric archaeology of the Northeast)
Server: spirit.lib.uconn.edu [or use World Wide Web server (see below)]

Bishop Museum [Access to nearly every museum that's on the Internet!]
Server: bishop.bishop.hawaii.org

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

Center for World Indigenous Studies/Fourth World Documentation Project
Server: fir.cic.net; select Politics; Fourth World [or use WWW server
{see below}]

Classics and Archaeology
Server: rome.classics.lsa.umich.edu [or use World Wide Web server (see

Georgia Anthro (inc. general southeastern anthropology, CRM, etc.)
Server: julian.dac.uga.edu

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

Human Genome News
Server: gopher.gdb.org; select Genome Project; Human Genome News

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

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (scheduled to open in September)
Server: jefferson.village.virginia.edu [or use ftp {see above} or WWW
{see below}]

Native American Issues and Culture
Server: absolut.gmu.edu

Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University) collections data
Server: gopher.peabody.yale.edu

Primate Information Net
Server: gopher.primate.wisc.edu

Smithsonian Natural History Museum
Server: nmnh.si.edu

UC-Berkeley Museum
Server: ucmp1.berkeley.edu

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

World Heritage Gopher (Inst. for Global Communications/Int'l Council on
Monuments & Sites)
Server: hpb.hwc.ca [or use World Wide Web server (see below)]

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

Archaeological Field Work Opportunities
Server: http://durendal.cit.cornell.edu/TestPit.html

Archnet (Prehistoric archaeology of the northeast)
Server: http://spirit.lib.uconn.edu/HTML/archnet.html [or use gopher
server (see above)]

Center for World Indigenous Studies/Fourth World Documentation Project
Server: ftp://ftp.halcyon.com/pub/FWDP/WWW/fwdp.html [or use gopher server
or anonymous ftp (see above)]

Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology World Wide Web server
Server: http://rome.classics.lsa.umich.edu/welcome.html [or use gopher
server (see above)]

Egyptology Resources
Server: http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt [or use anonymous ftp (see above)]

Human Genome Network
Server: http://www/gdb.org/hopkins.html

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project
Server: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/med/medwww.html
[or use ftp or gopher (see above)]

Oriental Institute
Server: http://csmaclab-www.uchicago.edu/OI/default.html

Server: http://life.anu.edu.au/landscape_ecology/pollen.html

Southampton University Archaeology Department
Server: http://avebury.arch.soton.ac.uk/arch_top.html

Theoretical Anthropology (Electronic Journal)
Server: http://www.univie.ac.at:8088/ethno

UC-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology hypertext server
Server: http://ucmp1.berkeley.edu:80/welcome.html

University of Michigan Papyrology Collection
Server: http://www.lib.umich.edu/pap/HomePage.html

World Heritage Materials {see World Heritage Gopher, above}
Server: http://hpb.hwc.ca:7002/world.heritage.html;
http://hpb.hwc.ca:7002/heritage.list.html; etc.

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

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

World Systems Archive
Announcements, documents, data, biographical and publications
ftp to csf.colorado.edu and connect to directory `wsystems'.

HNSource (Central Information Server for Historians)
For list of gophers with Native American information, telnet to
history.cc.ukans.edu; 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 cast.uark.edu; login as "nadb" (omit quotes; use lower-case

"The Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet" by Adam Gaffin.
MIT Press, $14.95. Not just for dummies! ...an 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!