Looking to explore Anthropology further?

This is the page that houses the Anthropology Club of WCUPA's hub of anthropological resources for those looking to explore the discipline outside of college lecture halls. Browse the extensive list of publications, organizations accepting student members, field schools, internships, and more!

Resources for Anthropology

A list of resources for the broader field.

Websites and Organizations

  • American Anthropological Association- Regarded as the "world's largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists," the AAA advances the field of Anthropology in several ways. First, they host an annual conference where anthropologists from all professional spheres come together to discuss the most pressing anthropological topics. These meetings are open to students and established academics alike and are great opportunities to connect with the national population of anthropologists from all career levels. Furthermore, join their sections and interest groups to deepen your knowledge and experience in specific fields of anthropological practice. These sections and interest groups also host AAA sponsored meetings annually. For students and amateur anthropologists, they frequently post field school and internship opportunities from global programs taking student applicants. Among all these offerings, they oversee twenty-two published journals, award prizes and fellowships, and provide career planning and professional development services.
  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology- This is an AAA section for applied and practicing anthropologists. They offer a mentorship program for all those pursuing a career in anthropology, including students.
  • General Anthropology Division- This is the AAA section for General Anthropology. The GAD manages a wide range of interest groups including the History of Anthropology Interest Group, the Federation of Small Anthropology Programs, and the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing.

Books and Journals

  • Anthropology for Dummies (by Cameron M. Smith)- This book summarizes major anthropological topics from all four subfields. Use this as a supplementary material or reference guide in conjunction with any anthropology course.
  • Open Anthropology (AAA)- The public journal of the American Anthropological Association.
  • A Degree in a Book: Anthropology (by Dr. Julia Morris)- This book is written by a professor at UNC Wilmington who studied at the University of Oxford. It covers all the major topics of Anthropology including fieldwork and ethnography, biological anthropology, language and cognition, gifting and economic systems, exchange and consumption, and globalization and transnationalism. Perfect for a quick refresh in material and great for visual learners!
  • Anthropology News (AAA)- Browse Anthropology News's past and latest online issues covering recent discoveries and relevant stories in Anthropology.
  • AnthroSource (AAA)- Access to this database of anthropological journals requires AAA membership. Some journals include American Anthropologist, Archaeological Papers of the AAA, Central Issues in Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Feminist Anthropologist, Journal for the Anthropology of North America, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Museum Anthropology, and many more! Contact WCUPA's Anthropology Department to learn more about gaining free membership to the AAA through their program.


  • Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)- Exhibitions can be visited in their Africa, Asia, Egypt, Etruscan, Greece, Mexico & Central America, Middle East, Native American Voices, Rome, and the Sphinx Galleries. Options to browse digital collections are available, though, you can access these collections in person. They fund various research projects in almost all areas of Anthropology. And they host a myriad of events throughout the year to showcase different cultural celebrations and to bring in professionals from the field to educate those in attendance.
  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology (Brown University, Providence, RI)- Exhibits include "'A Verry Drunk Hunter's Dream': Modernist Expression in Africa" and their hands-on teaching space, the "CultureLab." Get involved through individual internships tailored to your own research goals. Browse their list of publications from over the last two decades.
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico)- This museum features many seasonal exhibits but has two core permanent exhibits: "Ancestors" and "People of the Southwest." Online exhibits are available as well. Collections (Archaeology, Ethnology, Archives, and Osteology) are free to use and browse both online and in-person.
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)- This museum offers a wide range of learning opportunities. For example, they make their collections available for undergraduate and graduate research both online and in-person. Current exhibitions include "All the World Is Here," "Day of the Dead," "Digging Veritas," "Encounters with the Americas," "Hall of the North American Indian," "the Legacy of Penobscot Canoes," "Muchos Méxicos," "Resetting the Table," "Uncovering Pacific Pasts," and "Wiyohpiyata." This museum also publishes notable publications relating to the field of Anthropology. Get involved through their research programs and labs: the "Maya Corpus Program," the "Zooarchaeology Lab," the "Moses Mesoamerican Archive," the "Paleoanthropology Lab," and the "Mesoamerican Lab."
  • Arizona State Museum (Arizona State University, Tucson, AZ)- This is the largest and oldest museum in the American Southwest. All their collections can be accessed on-view, on-line, or on-demand.  These collections are organized into several categories: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Ethnology, Library and Archives, Photography, Zooarchaeology, Ancient Old World Collections, and more. Their current exhibits on-view are "the Pottery Project," "Woven through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art," "Walking Each Other Home: Cultural Practices at End of Life," "the Ultimate Sophistication," "Ancient-Modern: Continuity and Innovation in Southwest Native Jewelry," and "Sámi Dreams." On top of these collections, they fund various research projects. For students, they offer a work-study program, which requires preliminary approval for work-study funding. Other programs include the travel program, the docent program, and the volunteer program.
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA)- This museum is known to house collections from all global spheres rather than limit itself to one location of interest. These collections are sourced from and organized into the categories Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Asia & Middle East, Australia & Oceania, Europe, Phoebe Hearst's Collections, Media, and Paintings, Drawings, & Prints. This museum also involves itself in allowing for students to request a research visit. They offer other student opportunities including their Research Apprentice Program, work-study positions, and courses.
  • Museum of Us (San Diego, CA)- Built on the land of the Kumeyaay People, this museum is taking admirable initiative to preserve the voices of the people who had this land unjustly taken from them. In this effort, they have committed to several Decolonizing Initiatives aimed at acknowledging the dark past of expansion and working toward the betterment of Native experience in the present.  Support them by visiting their current exhibits: "Hostile Terrain 94," "PostSecret," "Living with Animals," "BEERology," "California Tower," "Cannibals: Myth and Reality," "Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth," "Kumeyaay: Native Californians/Iipai-Tipai," "Becoming Us," "Ancient Egypt," and "Race: Are We So Different?". And explore their virtual resources.
  • Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)- This museum seems to hold a heavy emphasis on student involvement. Some programs include the "Summer Field School: Training Program in Archaeology" and other undergraduate research opportunities. View their past newsletters online and browse their video resources through their website. Their current collections range includes Asian Archeology, European Archaeology, Great Lakes Archaeology, Latin American Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Archaeobiology Laboratories, Analytical Collection, Ethnology and Material Culture, and Asian Ethnology. Students can gain access to any materials from these collections through a simple application.
  • Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono, ME)- The Hudson Museum seems to have a decent amount of exhibits that feature artifacts from the wider global community. Exhibits can be viewed both online and onsite in the galleries. These include the Minsky Culture Lab, the Merritt Gallery, the Wabanaki Gallery, and the World Cultures Gallery. Specifically, in the Minsky Culture Lab, the Hudson Museum seems to have relatively close ties with its local Native population even featuring art from some Native children. Their collections, "Northwest Coast Transformation Mask," "the William P. Palmer III Collection," "the Richard G. Emerick Collection," "the Former Portland Society of Natural History Collection," "the Nicholas M. Salgo Collection," "the Faith White Collection," and "the Wabanaki Collections" ("the Pauline Shay Collection," "the Leo and Florence Shay Collection," "the Frank Sierbert Collection," and "the Ruth O'Brien Family Trust Collection"), can all be viewed virtually. Engage with their collections further by exploring their online resources including games and crafts from around the world. For students, applications for internships are available along with opportunities for student employment in the museum studies sector.
  • Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)- This museum uniquely employs the help of interactive technology, such as virtual reality, to engage their guests with their collections. Since its reopening, they have introduced several new exhibits: "Angel Mounds," "Birnbaum Textiles and Jewels," "Collecting Stories," "How We Know," and "Visual Storage." And like many other museums, they offer various digital exhibits alongside their onsite exhibits. They also facilitate some student research opportunities that will reopen once their renovations have been concluded.
  • Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)- This museum frequently changes their exhibits seasonally, so visit their website to get an accurate list of onsite experiences. Although the duration of these exhibits is rather short, they have one permanent exhibit called "Stories of Humanity: Anthropology in North Carolina." Interestingly, they post an artifact every month on their website as part of their "Artifact of the Month" program. All previous artifacts of the month are available for view as well. Their website powers an online searchable collections database where researchers may go to view all details of some objects both on the floor and in their curation rooms. Along with these online resources, they also publish culture themed activities, called "Cultures Up Close." To get involved visit their events section on their website.
  • Matson Museum of Anthropology (Penn State University, University Park, PA)- Located in the heart of University Park, the Matson Museum of Anthropology provides several opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved. Their collections span all four subfields including exhibits from biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. These collections are gathered into and presented as various exhibits: "Dog Tales," "Recording Quechua Worldviews in Textiles," "All About Animals," "Uncorking the Cultural History of Alcohol," "Puebloan Innovators," and "Walking With Our Ancestors." They also provide information for undergraduate students to pursue research through Penn State University's Anthropology Department and their affiliated labs: "Ancient DNA Lab," "Capriles Environmental Archaeology Lab," "Human Environmental Dynamics Lab," "Human Paleoecology and Isotope Geochemistry Lab," "Microbial Archaeology Lab," and the "Perry Anthropological Genomics Lab."


  • The Louise Lamphere Internship Program (AAA)- Work at two AAA sponsored sites, the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, to research and analyze membership trends in the AAA, create material for Anthropology News, and draft blog articles for the AAA. Applications are open to current junior and senior undergraduate students (deadline is February 22, 2023). The duration of this internship is six weeks and provides a housing and meal/travel stipend.

Resources for Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of human experience and activity throughout history by analyzing physical remnants, or material remains, created by those activities.


Journals & Magazines

  • American Journal of Archaeology (The Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America)- This journal releases regular publications on recent archaeological research as well as archaeologists' engagement in current advocacy. Its subscriber base spans across forty countries and seven-hundred universities.
  • Current World Archaeology (Current Publishing)- Published six times per year, this magazine features a wide range of topics that span across the worldwide community of archaeology: recent discoveries, current research projects, archaeological travel recommendations, book reviews, must-see museums from around the world, puzzles, and more!
  • Journal of African Archaeology (Brill Publishers)- The international, peer-reviewed journal that covers archaeological studies on Africa.
  • Medieval Archaeology (The Society for Medieval Archaeology)- This journal covers archaeological studies of the period from the 5th to the 16th century A.D..
  • Journal of Roman Archaeology (Cambridge University Press)- A peer-review journal covering Italy at the beginning and peak of the Roman world from 700 B.C. to A.D. 700, which does not include the prehistoric world.
  • Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (Egypt Exploration Society)- Published biannually by the Egypt Exploration Society (EES), this journal comprises articles, fieldwork reports, and book reviews on Egyptology.
  • Oxford Journal of Archaeology (Wiley)- This journal covers archaeology across time, across boarders, and across different archaeological pursuits- the Paleolithic to the Medieval Period, Europe to Asia, and fieldwork to recent archaeological innovations. However, this journal does not publish book reviews.

Resources for Biological Anthropology

Biological anthropology is the study of human biological variation, and in turn, that variation's place in the broader scope of evolution. Biological anthropologists often utilize the Order Primates to infer these evolutionary-specific inquiries. They may also use genomics to investigate human biological diversity.


Resources for Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is the study of human cultural variation. Cultural anthropologists study the way that humans organize culture systems and how those systems share a symbiotic relationship to the physical and social worlds that surround them.

Resources for Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic anthropology is the study of how humans reproduce and negotiate culture through language. Linguistic anthropologists are particularly interested in the impacts that language has on human culture and how those impacts reflect human variation.


Internships and Field Schools