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American Museum of Natural History: Division of Anthropology

The online collection of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology contains over 160,000 objects that have been digitized with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The ethnographic collections of North America, Mexico & Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific are all represented here and by clicking on the "Collections" link...
Penn Museums: African Section

The Penn Museum's African collection is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It features approximately 15,000 ethnographic and 5,000 archaeological objects. Most of the collection was gathered between 1891 and 1937. Readers may like to scout the excellent introduction to the collection before clicking View African Section Highlights, which links to 35 of the most interesting and...