Anthropology students! Use the style guides of the professional organizations for all of your papers and senior theses. For cultural anthropology use the AAA Style Guide and for archaeology use the SAA Style Guide.
Anthropological periodicals available at Miller Library and through the library’s online databases:
- American Anthropologist
- American Antiquity
- American Indian Culture and Research Journal
- American Ethnologist
- Anthropology Newsletter
- Choice: recent book reviews
- Cultural Anthropology
- Cultural Survival Quarterly
- Current Anthropology
- Ethnobotany Research and Applications
- Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
- Human Organization: Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology
- Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
- Journal of Anthropological Research
- Journal of Archaeological Research
- Journal of Archaeological Science
- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
- Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
- World Archaeology
Ethnographic Research Aids
Ethnographer’s Toolkit, edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte. 1999. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press. This “toolkit” is a series of seven volumes to help you design ethnographic research and analyze data. It is available in the Miller Library.
DeWalt, Kathleen M. and Billie R. DeWalt. 2001. Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.
Emerson, Robert M. 2001. Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and Formulations, second edition. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.
Spradley, James P. 1979. The Ethnographic Interview. Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.
Spradley, James P. and David W. McCurdy. 1972. The Cultural Experience: Ethnography in Complex Society. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.
Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater. 2002. Fieldworking: Reading and Writing Research, second edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Wolcott, Harry F. 1999. Ethnography: A Way of Seeing. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.
General Anthropology Links
- Society for American Archaeology
- American Anthropological Association
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Anthropology Department
- Anthropology Review Database: Reviews of anthropological material (book, video, music)
- Yahoo’s links to Anthropology and Archaeology
Student Anthropology Groups
- Volunteers for Peace organizes 1200 work camps in 70 countries throughout the year. Most camps run 2-3 weeks.
- Global Volunteer Network places volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Participate in educational, environmental and community aid programs such as teaching English, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
- National Internships guides to internships (broken down by city, including Washington, DC) cost a little, but they’re supposed to be worth it (money-back guarantee). Recommended by a speaker at the Careers in Anthropology Seminar.
- The Inter-American Foundation (offices outside of DC) works in “Latin America and the Caribbean to promote equitable, responsive, and participatory self-help development.” Undergraduates can get unpaid internships. Gradute students qualify for fellowships.
- Peterson’s GradSearch - Connects to Miller Library. Look under “Reference.” Peterson’s GradSearch database contains the entire text of Peterson’s Graduate and Professional Programs database, the most comprehensive database on graduate study available.
- The Council on Anthropology and Education Guide to Offerings in Anthro and Edu. Look for similar pages under other subsections of the AAA (listed on the AAA homepage).
- The U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.
- AAA’s Careers/Placement site; includes position open announcements, faqs, info on where the jobs are in anthropology and archaeology, and info on AAA’s job placement service.
- Part of the U.S. State Department: “The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international educational and training programs.”
- Check out the study abroad offering at Washington College.
- The search is only useful if you’re considering a study abroad program WC doesn’t offer (make sure you check to see if credits will transfer!) but all those preparing to study abroad should check out the STUDYABROAD.COM HANDBOOK by Bill Hoffa.
- sta Travel: student IDs, traveling gear, and air and rail tickets
- Fellowship Travel International: cheap international travel
- Discount-Airfare.com: travel from US cities; allows open returns and stays up to a year
- Travelocity: sign up for email alerts when fares change to the desired destinations
- Expedia: multiple search options - by price, by time and date
- Best Fares.com: see airline specials; but the site targets frequent flier business travelers
- Priceline.com: name the price; tickets can be requested up to six months in advance
- Green Tortoise.com: sleep lying down, meet neat people, see, swim and hike the sites as you travel a country
- Greyhound buses
- Amtrak rail