Anthropology

The Collectiondrum

Carnegie Museum of Natural History anthropological collections are worldwide in scope. The Section of Anthropology houses over 100,000 ethnological and historical specimens and 1.5 million archaeological artifacts. Included are major research collections from Central Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Australia, North America (Arctic, Southwest, Plains, Northwest Coast), and South America (Amazonia). Other notable collections include artifacts from the Upper Ohio Valley, Costa Rica, and Egypt and special collections of ancient glass, historic and ethnographic dolls, and lighting devices.

Many artifacts from the collection are available in the Collections Online website.

Museum Library (Section of Anthropology)

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History Library is dispersed across a main library unit and individual section libraries. General and multidisciplinary works are housed in the main library. The anthropological research library in O'Neil Research Center is a satellite of the Museum Library and contains approximately 4,000 books and 400 periodical runs. The Museum Library provides access to an additional 33,000 books and 2,100 periodical runs covering all fields of natural history.