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Project Archaeology: Smithsonian Sponsors Chesapeake Office

The Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology is the Chesapeake Regional Office of Project Archaeology, a nationally recognized archaeology education program with regional offices in 20 states.

The program develops educational materials for teachers, scout leaders, and museum educators. It conducts workshops for incorporating archaeology in the classroom and provides ongoing regional mentoring between professional archaeologists and educators. Many aspects of the curriculum materials are interdisciplinary.

Research Collaborator Maureen Malloy is the part-time volunteer coordinator of the Chesapeake regional office.

As the result of many years of developing public outreach materials in addition to the publication of the award-winning publication AnthroNotes, the Department of Anthropology provides a variety of outreach materials online. These materials include leaflets, bibliographies, and teaching activities. A listing of these free online materials is offered below.



The Department of Anthropology Newsletter


AnthroNotes, the award winning publication of the Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology, was published from 1979-2012 in order to present archaeological and anthropological research to educators and the public in an engaging and accessible style.

  • All 84 issues with their illustrations, from 1979 through winter 2012, are available in pdf format through the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Repository. Additionally, over 260 individual articles, with new abstracts, are fully searchable and downloadable, available in three formats designed for computers (pdf), Mobile devices (mobi), and e-readers (E-pub).
  • The original issues of AnthroNotes from 1996 to 2012 are also available in pdf format here.
  • The AnthroNotes Index lists the articles and authors from all 33 years of AnthroNotes.
  • The second edition of the AnthroNotes compendium Anthropology Explored: Revised and Expanded is available from Amazon as an E-book. See the Anthropology Explored website for more information and an online instructor’s guide.


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