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Anthropology: Web Resources

This includes both physical and cultural anthropology and archaeology

Evaluating Information

Websites are a great source of information. But how do you know they are credible? Browse through the websites listed on this guide or decide for yourself by evaluating information using the CRAAP test!

Recommended Websites

To view lists of useful websites in Anthropology, hover over the "Web Resources" tab. From the drop-down menu, click on the category that best fits your information needs, or click on the links below:
Journals for Anthropology & Archaeology

Native American and Southwestern Resources

American Museum of Natural History: Division of Anthropology
This online collection contains over 160,000 objects that have been digitized. The ethnographic collections of North America, Mexico, Central America as well as cultures around the world are included.

Chaco Digital Initiative
Devoted to Chaco Canyon. Photos, maps, texts and more devoted to this ancient Southwestern site.

Latin American Network Information Center
A University of Texas resource. Many links to Web sites on Latin American anthropology, both ancient and contemporary.

Devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacano, Zapotec, Mixtec, Toltec, Aztec and others

National Park Service Archeology Program
Information about archeaology in the federal parks, plus lists of resources and opportunities to volunteer.


What is the CRAAP test?

The CRAAP test is a set of criteria designed by California State University, Chico to help you find the best sources for your school work. It is a good starting point for evaluating sources for academic purposes like papers, reports, and speeches. Use the following rubric to determine if the source you chose passes the test!

chart describing the CRAAP test as a method to evaluate sources of information

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