Anthropology on the Internet For K-12
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Robert L. Humphrey (1939-2002) was Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University (GW). Trained as an archaeologist, he was active in teaching, fieldwork, research, and publication for over 30 years. He conducted fieldwork in the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. While at GW, he founded and was the first director of the Museum Studies Program. Humphrey combined his gift for art and cartooning with all of his professional activities. His cartoons have appeared in Zoogoer, Faces, Politics, Physics Today and AnthroNotes as well as in a number of one-man shows of his painting, sculpture and illustration art. Together with the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, he published a book of cartoons called The Last Elephant (1990). He also contributed cartoons to the books Anthropology Explored (1998) and Cultural Anthropology (1999). His cartoon on this Website's title page originally appeared in the Fall 1996 issue of AnthroNotes to illustrate the article "Taking in the Sites: Anthropology on the Internet for K-12."

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