Anthropology Links

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National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)
A unit of the American Anthropological Association 

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
SfAA “promotes the integration of anthropological perspectives and methods in solving human problems throughout the world”. The SfAA website’s “Student” section includes a Web Forum with information on internships and field study schools, resources available to attend conferences, grants and fellowships, and ongoing discussions of issues in applied anthropology. 

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
The SAA represents archaeologists working in the public and private sectors as well as those teaching in the academy.

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
This section of the AAA’s website offers a number of links and databases relevant to applied anthropology.


Human Organization
Practicing Anthropology


Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin
The Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) is an annual resource designed as an excellent starting point to plan a fieldschool or archaeological vacation. Perfect for a student or the layperson, AFOB provides an extensive list of programs that offer opportunities to excavate in the United States and abroad. This fully indexed edition contains more than 200 fieldwork opportunities, listed under major geographic regions. Each entry provides essential information about the site, including full contact details, the duration of the excavation, age requirements, applicable fees, and general background information. As in past years, the 2005 AFOB also contains a fully updated list of state archaeologists, state historical preservation officers, and archaeological organizations—all excellent resources from which to receive information about excavations not listed within this publication.256p, illus. (Archaeological Institute of America 2005) ISBN 1931909113. Paperback. Publishers price US $19.95 
Available from Oxbow Books.

America Institute of Archaeology Fieldwork Opportunitie
Database searchable by area and type of fieldwork.

Jennifer Palmer’s 
This site includes a listserve on archaeology issues, as well as sources of job, field study, and volunteer possibilities.
A listing of major sites and ongoing projects

K. Kris Hirst’s Guide to Current Digs
This site has specific digs plus links to databases for further searches.

Passport in Time -- USDA Forest Service

The Student Conservation Association

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (Colorado)

Center for American Archeology (Kampsville, IL)


Primate - Jobs website
This website lists internships, volunteer opportunities, field assistant positions, etc. for students of various backgrounds interested in primate behavior/biology.

The Smithsonian Research Training Program
This program is a nicely paid opportunity to work at the Smithsonian for a summer. Students interested in human origins can work with Rick Potts. Competition is very keen. Some students have gone to Kenya under this program.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 
There are a variety of internships and fellowships listed here for ecological research in Panama. Some students have used these opportunities to study primates.

American Museum of Natural History
The AMNH has an anthropology internship program in many fields of anthropology, including human biology. Students can work with Ian Tattersall.