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AnthroNotes Book Published! Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes.


This list includes AnthroNotes issues from fall 1996 to 2012.

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Repository has pdfs of all 84 issues, from 1979 through winter 2012.

Additional educational materials and resources are available on the Anthropology Outreach page.


Fall 2012 (vol. 33/2)

    • Going Digital by the editors
    • The Future of the Past by Alison Brooks
    • Putting Anthropology Into Schools by Colleen Popson and Ruth Selig
    • Q?rius – Inspiring the Next Generation of Science Leaders and Innovators by Amy Bolton and Shari Werb
    • Stay Informed (museum education newsletter)
    • Teacher’s Corner: Careers in Anthropology by Ann Kaupp
    • Arctic Youth Participate in Inuit Studies Conference
    • Looking Back Through Time: The Anthropology Outreach Office (1975-2012)

Spring 2012 (vol. 33/1)

    • Creatures of the Gods: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt by Salima Ikram
    • The Child’s Mummy by David Hunt
    • The Egyptian Afterlife: What to Take with You and Why by Betsy M. Bryan
    • Ancient Egypt in Our Midst by Lana Troy
    • The Future of Egypt’s Past by Alison Brooks
    • Websites on Ancient Egypt
    • Dating Ancient Egypt by Lana Troy

Fall 2011 (vol. 32/2)

    • Unpacking Cars: Doing Anthropology at Intel by Genevieve Bell
    • Recovering Voices: Documenting and Sustaining Endangered Languages and Knowledge by Joshua Bell
    • The Impact of Written Telecommunications Technology on the World’s Linguistic Diversity by Gabriela Pérez Báez
    • Early Childhood Language and Classroom Discourse by Courtney B. Cazden

Spring 2011 (vol. 32/1)

    • Personal Reflections on Race, Racism, and Anthropology by Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    • Anthropology and the Race Project by Yolanda T. Moses and Joseph Jones
    • Why Human Skin Comes in Colors by Nina G. Jablonski
    • Race and the Media by John L. Jackson, Jr.
    • Frederick Douglass and the Archaeology of Wye House by Mark Leone, Jocelyn Knauf, and Amanda Tang
    • Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes

Fall 2010 (vol 31/2)

    • Tourists and Strangers: An Anthropological Perspective
    • Going Native: The Anthropologist as Advocate
    • Backyard Ethnography: Studying Your High School
    • Being a Refugee: Humanitarianism and the Palestinian Experience
    • Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes

Spring 2010 (vol 31/1)

    • What Does it Mean to be Human? A Behavioral Perspective by Alison S. Brooks
    • Presenting Human Evolution to the Public: The Smithsonian Hall of Human Origins by Rick Potts
    • Teaching Resources From the Smithsonian Human Origins Program by Briana Pobiner
    • New Perspectives on the Evolution of Bipedalism by Alison S. Brooks

Fall 2009 (vol30/2)

    • Towards a Greener Future: Archaeology and Contemporary Environmental Issues by Torben C. Rick
    • Teacher's Corner: Does Our Background Shape Our Thinking About Environmental Issues? by Torben C. Rick
    • Simulating the Past to Explore the Future by J. Daniel Rogers
    • Teaching High School Anthropology in the Digital Age by Carolyn Gecan
    • Changing Cultures and Climate in the Arctic: Prehistory to Modern Times by William W. Fitzhugh
    • Online Professional Development Opportunity: Knowing Shelter - Knowing People by Jeanne M. Moe
    • Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes

Spring 2009 (vol 30/1)

    • Virtual Worlds and Futures of Anthropology by Tom Boellstorff
    • The Anthropology of Overweight, Obesity, and the Body by Peter J. Brown and Jennifer Sweeney
    • Understanding the Behavior of Shi'a and Sunni Muslims in Iraq is Complicated by William O. Beeman
    • Applied Anthropology: Two Readers by Scott Lacey
    • Happy Birthday AnthroNotes!
  • Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes

Fall 2008 (vol 29/2)

  • An Evolving Genius: The Extraordinary Early Life of Charles Darwin by Douglas W. Schwartz
  • Darwinism, Social Darwinism, and the "Supreme Function" of Mothers by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Teaching Human Evolution: Websites by Briana Pobiner
  • Obama and Anthropology: Anthropology in an Increasingly Global World by James Peacock
  • Forthcoming NMNH Exhibits (Since Darwin and Written in Bone)
  • NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers

Spring 2008 (vol 29/1))

  • The Anthropology of African Apes by Barbara J. King
  • Teaching and Learning About the Great Apes by Carolyn E. Gecan
  • Nineteenth Century Smithsonian Anthropologists: Creating a Discipline and a Profession by Pamela M. Henson
  • Comings and Goings

Fall 2007 (vol 28/2))

  • Joining in Fellowship with the Hobbits by Matthew W. Tocheri
  • Challenges in Teaching Prehistory and Evolution in Kenya by Anne Njenga and Frederick Kyalo Manthi
  • Some Questions and Answers About Teaching Human Evolution by Alison S. Brooks
  • More Than Violence: An Anthropological Approach to Wartime Behavior by Stephen C. Lubkemann
  • Council for Museum Anthropology by Joyce Herold

Spring 2007 (Vol 28/1)

  • Origins of the Great Southwestern Pueblos by Douglas W. Schwartz
  • Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century by Kari Bruwelheide and Douglas Owsley
  • RACE Are We So Different? A New Public Education Program by Mary Margaret Overbey
  • Volume 3: Handbook of North American Indians
  • In Memoriam (William C. Sturtevant)
  • Forensic Anthropology Workshop for High School Students
Fall 2006 (Vol 27/2)
  • Remapping the World of Autism by Roy Richard Grinker
  • Anthropology Changing Through Time: Three Decades of AnthroNotes® by Ruth Selig
  • Rediscovering the Film Series Faces of Change: Afghanistan by Jennifer Lacroix
  • Teacher’s Corner: Introduction to Archaeology and Art Artifacts by Stefanie Elkins
  • Summer Fieldwork Opportunities
  • Online Teaching Resources
  • Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology Online Exhibits
    Announcement: Anthropology Explored

Spring 2006 (Vol 27/1)
  • A History Not To Be Forgotten: Mass Burials in Mongolia by Bruno Frohlich and David Hunt
  • Forensic Anthropology At The Smithsonian Institution by David Hunt
  • Teacher's Corner: Forensic Anthropology Resources by Marilyn R. London
  • Lewis And Clark: Perspectives for Students and Teachers by Herman J. Viola
  • Announcement: Anthropology Explored, The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes
Fall 2005 (Vol 26/2)  
  • Winter Counts and Coup Counts: Plains Pictorial Art as Native History by Candace S. Greene
  • Teacher's Corner: Using Primary Sources by Anh-Thu Cunnion
  • Ethiopia Arisen: Discovering Rastafari by John P. Homiak
  • Announcements: Symposium on Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science Understanding and Teaching About Islam Anthropology Explored, The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes
Spring 2005 (Vol 26/1)  
  • What is Real? A New Look at PreColumbian Mesoamerican Collections, by Jane MacLaren Walsh
  • From Archaeological Site to National Monument: Chile's Monte Verde, by Tom D. Dillehay
  • Teacher's Corner: From The Inside Out, A Documentary Film, by Jennifer Lacroix
  • Anthropological Film Resources
Fall 2004 (Vol 25/2)  
  • Endangered Knowledge: What Can We Learn from Native American Languages, by Ives Goddard
  • Hawaiian Treasures at the Smithsonian Institution, by Adrienne L. Kaeppler
  • Ecology, Conservation, and North American Indians, by Shepard Krech III
  • Native American Resources of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes Revised and Expanded
Spring 2004 (Vol 25/1)  
  • Collaborative Ethnograhy, by Luke Eric Lassiter
  • Teacher's Corner: Doing Collaborative Ethnography, by Luke Eric Lassiter
  • The Other Side of Middetown
  • Court Decision: Kennewick Man To Be Released for Study
  • AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, by Alison S. Brooks
  • Announcement: Anthropology Explored (Second Edition)
Fall 2003 (Vol 24/2)  
  • Mali: History, Culture and the Arts
  • Teacher's Corner: Mali — From the Mall to the Classroom, by Melanie Pinkert
  • New SAA Publication
  • Young Scholars' Social Science Summit
  • Anthropology Explored, Second Edition: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes
Spring 2003 (Vol 24/1) 
  • New Research in Early Human Origins 7 to 1 million Years Ago, by Alison S. Brooks and Rick Potts
  • Teacher's Corner: Archaeology for the Classroom, by Pamela Ashmore and Timothy Baumann
  • Is it Real? Listening for Important Questions about the Past, by M. Elaine Davis
Fall 2002 (Vol 23/2)   
  • Refugees: Worldwide Displacement and International Response, by Stephen C. Lubkemann
  • Teacher's Corner: Refugee Internet Resources, by Janet Soller
  • In Praise of Robert L. Humphrey, by Ruth O. Selig
  • Repatriation at NMNH, by William T. Billeck
Winter/Spring 2002 (23/1)  
  • The Silk Road: The Making of a Global Cultural Economy, by Richard Kurin
  • Teacher's Corner : The Silk Road Big Map, by Betty Belanus and Merill Feather
  • Selected Web Resources on the Middle East, by Margaret R. Dittemore
  • Afghanistan in the Classroom, by Audrey Shalinsky
Fall 2001 (Vol 22/3)
  • The Ancient Maya: New Research on 2000 Years of Development, by Jeremy A. Sabloff
  • Teacher's Corner : Maya Art and Writing, by Beverly Chiarulli
  • Smithsonian Expeditions: A Museum Partnership, by Jane MacLaren Walsh and Tonia Barringer
  • Two New Multimedia Tools for Teaching Anthropology, by Shannon P. McPherron
  • "African Voices": Smithsonian Project Brings Africa Alive, by Michael Atwood Mason
Winter 2001 (Vol 22/2)
  • Body Art as Visual Language, by Enid Schildkrout
  • Teacher's Corner: Body Art
  • Tattooed Beauty: A Pacific Case Study, by Adrienne L. Kaeppler
  • North American Indians: Resources on the Internet, by Margaret R. Dittemore
Fall 2000 (Vol 22/1)
  • Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, by William W. Fitzhugh
  • Teacher's Corner: Vikings in Your Classroom, by Elisabeth Ward
  • In the Arms of Africa:The Life of Colin Turnbull, by Roy Richard Grinker
  • Teacher Resources.
Winter/Spring 1999-2000 (Vol 21/2)
  • New Discoveries in Paleoanthropology, by Alison S. Brooks and Richard Potts.
  • Teacher's Corner: Family Folklore in the Classroom
  • Teacher Resources
Spring/Summer 1999 (Vol 21/1)
  • Human Origins: One Man's Search for the Causes in Time, by Ruth Osterweis Selig.
  • Major Exhibition on the Ainu: The Indigenous People of Japan.
  • Urban Community Field Research Project, by JoAnne Lanouette.
  • Teacher Resources.
Winter 1998 (Vol 20/2)
  • Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights, by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban.
  • Teacher's Corner: Exploring Historic Cemeteries, by Ann Palkovich.
  • African Jamboree, by Bernard Wood.
  • Teacher Resources.
Spring 1998 (Vol 20/1)
  • Anthropology and the Issues of Our Day, by James L. Peacock.
  • The Art of Anthropology, by Robert L. Humphrey.
  • Communication and the Future of American Archaeology, by Jeremy A. Sabloff.
  • In Search of America's MIAs: Forensic Anthropology in Action, by Robert W. Mann and Thomas Holland.
  • Teacher's Corner: Zoo Labs, by Alison Brooks.
  • High School Maritime Archaeology Program, by Clark Graham.
Fall 1997 (Vol 19/3)
  • Exploring Our Basic Human Nature: Are Humans Inherently Violent? by Robert W. Sussman.
  • "Kennewick Man" A Teacher For All Ages, by P. Ann Kaupp.
  • Think Tank (Exhibit at the National Zoo), by Benjamin B. Beck.
  • Anthropology Can Promote Better Race Relations, by Robert Sussman.
  • Lao Refugee Women Take Control, by Ruth Krulfeld.
  • New Resources For Teachers.
Spring 1997 (Vol 19/2)
  • Identity Transformation in Colonial Northern Mexico, by William L. Merrill.
  • Anthropologist Rediscovers Portrait Photographer Benedicte Wrensted, by John Barrat.
  • Teacher's Corner: Studying Photographs as Historical Documents.
Winter 1997 (Vol 19/1)
  • Global Culture Change: New Views of Circumpolar Lands and Peoples, by William W. Fitzhugh.
  • Wanted: Culture--Dead or Alive? The Smithsonian's Festival on the Mall, by Richard Kurin.
  • A New Book on Teaching Anthropology: The Teaching of Anthropology: Problems, Issues, and Decisions. Conrad P. Kottak, Jane J. White, Richard H. Furlow, and Patricia C. Rice, eds. [review]
  • New Volume on American Indian Languages: The recently published Languages, Volume 17 of the Handbook of North American Indians (Gen. Ed. William Sturtevant). [announcement]
Fall 1996 (Vol 18/3)
  • Disease in Human Evolution: The Re-emergence of Infectious Disease in the Third Epidemiological Transition, by George J. Armelagos, Kathleen C. Barnes, and James Lin.
  • 150 Years of Native American Research at the Smithsonian, by JoAllyn Archambault and William C. Sturtevant.
  • Taking in the sites: Anthropology on the Web for K-12, by Margaret R. Dittemore.

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