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Anthropology Exhibits on the WWW

Egyptian Artifacts Exhibit. The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, U. Memphis Tennessee (USA)
Incorporating digitised images and descriptions from their artifact collection.
Mambila transcript. David Zeitlyn
Incorporating digitised sound recordings, a version of the transcript (pp 213-215) in
Zeitlyn, David 1993. Reconstructing kinship or the pragmatics of kin talk. Man 28(2), 199-224.
Meek on the Mambila. David Zeitlyn
A digital version of Chapter IX of C.K. Meek's 1931 Tribal Studies in Northern Nigeria. Volume 1, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner Co. Ltd., with field annotations made in 1953 by Farnham Rehfisch.
Interactive Multimedia and anthropology - a sceptical view. Marcus Banks
Text of talk given at the conference Interactive Multimedia and Anthropology at the University of Western England, 1 and 2 June 1994.
Archaeological Survey in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Henry T. Wright and Sharon Herbert
Report of the University of Michigan/University of Asiut Project to the Egyptian Antiquities Organization. December 1993
The Newstead Research Project. Rick Jones (Project Director)
The Newstead Research Project is an archaeological field project investigating the Roman fort of Trimontium near Newstead and Iron Age settlement sites in the surrounding Borders region of southern Scotland.
Report on the site of Leptiminus and fieldwork from 1990-1993. John H. Humphrey, Nejib Ben Lazreg, Sebastian Heath, David L. Stone
Long-term archaelogical field project on the site of Leptiminus, on the east coast of Tunisia, south of Sousse (ancient Hadrumentum) and twelve kilometers south of Monastir. (includes images)
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari. Francesco Ruggiero (Curator)
Exhibits of the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. Currently in Italian only. An English version is under construction. (includes images)
Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship
Jeff Barry (WWW curator)
Based on the Library of Congress, Washington, DC exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (Includes images and resource material for teachers)
Seven Scenes of Plenty Michael Mascha
A digital re-edited WWW version of a Michael Mascha film on the Fiji island Matuku Island. In progress. Some background information and maps available.
Ethnographic Photography Exhibits Nora O'Connell
Various projects by Nora O'Connell, including a Malawi Tea plantation and Indian rickshaws, and other subjects from Malawi and India. In addition to some nice single images, there are some large files of photographs organised as Quicktime movies.
bui doi - life like dust Nick Rothenberg and Ahrin Mishan
Exhibit relating to a film exploring the life of a Vietnamese refugee and gang member. The film is based on field research begun during their graduate students at the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California. The exhibit includes audio, image and video, and a study guide for the film.
Angels in Los Angeles Hans Glaser
The author describes as "... analog multi exposures..... a log ....sketches ... exchange of light and darkness ... Los Angeles." A collection of photographs relating images of Los Angeles.
The Cynic's Guide to Spirutal Awakening Philip Miller
A collection of essays, comments and stories. There is also a poem read by Miller at http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/elab/miller/california.html
One Circle Home exhibit
The One Circle Home exhibit is a permanent display at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. This exhibit provides several displays regarding prehistoric Native American lifeways in southern New England. The exhibit is centered around a reconstructed wigwam and includes information regarding tools, food, games, and crafts.
Vatican Exhibit - Rome Reborn
An exhibit on the rebuild of Rome in the Renaissance. Paraphrasing the exhibits introduction: Rome was not always the grand city it is today or was in classical times. By the fourteenth century, the great ancient city had dwindled to a miserable village. In the Renaissance the popes returned, and drew on the riches of Renaissance art and architecture to adorn the urban fabric, which they saw as a tangible proof of the power and glory of the church. And they attracted pilgrims from all of Christian Europe, whose alms and living expenses made the city rich once more.
A Roman Palace in ex-Yugoslavia Michael Greenhalgh
"A unique structure from the Later Roman Empire. The city of Spalato, which means "little palace", was founded by the emperor Diocletian; he made it his own dwelling-place, and built within it a court and a palace, most part of which has been destroyed. But a few things remain to this day, e.g. the episcopal residence of the city and the church of St Domnus, in which St Domnus himself lies, and which was the resting-place of the same emperor Diocletian."
1492 Exhibit Library of Congress (USA)
"The exhibition examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600. During this period, in the wake of Columbus's voyages, Africans also arrived in the hemisphere, usually as slaves. All of these encounters, some brutal and traumatic, others more gradual, irreversibly changed the way in which peoples in the Americas led their lives."

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