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Anthropology and Prosthetics
At this site you can learn about prosthetics technologies and the
social importance of prosthetics in different cultures.
in Upper Paleolithic Female Figurines
At this site is a study that "explores the logical possibility that
the first images of the human figure were made from the point of
view of self rather than other and concludes that Upper Paleolithic
'venus' figurines represent ordinary women's views of their own
bodies." You can read the author's research and look at sketches
of the "Venus" figurines.
Mummies of Ancient Egypt
This site has information about Egyptian mummies. You can learn
about how mummies were made and read Egyptian myths about the afterlife.
There is also a glossary, a timeline of Egyptian history, and a
Cure and Protect: Sickness and Health in African Art
This is the Web site for a National Museum of Health and Medicine
exhibition. The Web site parallels the exhibition, which "examines
the ways sub-Saharan cultures depict health and sickness and how
illness was treated by using works of art and utilitarian objects."
Photos of African masks accompany the text.
This site has extensive lists of resources on how different cultures
view the body.
This comprehensive site about Chinese medicine includes information
on diagnosis and acupuncture, illustrations and much more.
This site gives a brief overview of Chinese medicine.