Friday, July 10, 2009

Anthropology Collections

This site provides online access to the anthropological collections of the California Academy of Sciences. Highlights of the collection include the Reitz collections of Coptic textiles and Food Technology; the Rollo Beck collection of Oceanic artifacts and photographs; the Allen collection of lamps; and extensive collections of Mayan, Native American, Native Alaskan, Hawai'ian and Kenyan objects. The collections cover an extensive range of materials and techniques, from linen and wool textiles to ceramics, wooden carvings, and metalwork, as well as photographic and written accounts which record the history and usage of the objects.
Link: http://research.calacademy.org/research/anthropology/anthcoll.html
Access: Free