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Archaeology Magazine

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Center for World Indigenous Studies

Dedicated to a wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic, and political realities of indigenous nations.

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American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present American folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training.

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American Anthropological Association

Website for the world's largest association for professional anthropologists.

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American Association of Physical Anthropologists

The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists.

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American Board of Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical or biological anthropology to the legal process.

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Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity.

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Association for Environmental Archaeology

The AEA promotes the advancement of the study of human interaction with the environment in the past through archaeology and related disciplines.

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Society for American Archaeology

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

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Society for Historical Archaeology

Historical archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind documentary and oral histories.

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World Archaeological Congress

The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) is a not-for-profit organization and forum for discussion for anyone who is concerned with the study of the past.

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ArchaeologyFieldwork.com

Listings of archaeology job advertisements.

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Expeditions & Discoveries

Delivers maps, photographs, and published materials, as well as field notes, letters, and a unique range of manuscript materials on selected expeditions between 1626 and 1953.

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North Carolina ECHO

Exploring North Carolina's Cultural Heritage Online

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Ethnologue: Languages of the World

A comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world's known living languages.

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