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Fact Sheet

Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office

The Anthropology Outreach Office serves to promote the understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. 

Archaeology FAQs

This information has been prepared to cover topics most frequently encountered: career information, excavation, fieldwork opportunities, artifact identification, and preservation.

Can the Smithsonian provide appraisals of objects?
Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon
Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children
Egyptian Mummies Egyptian Mummies

Information and reading list on the process of Egyptian mummification.

Egyptian Pyramids Egyptian Pyramids

Information and reading list on Egyptian pyramid history and construction.

Facts about the United States Flag Facts about the United States Flag
Famous Horses Famous Horses
Genealogical Research for Native Americans
General Information on Obtaining Authentication and Appraisal of Violins
Guarneri Family of Violin Makers
Guidelines for Caring for Objects
Hope Diamond Fact Sheet Hope Diamond Fact Sheet

Learn about the history of the Hope Diamond.

Instrument Maker Gaspard Duiffopruggar
Instrument Maker Giovanni Paolo Maggini
Instrument Makers of the Stainer Family
Making a Hammer Dulcimer
Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Stradivarius Violins

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