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Anthropology: Images

Selected Digital Images Archives for Anthropology & Archaeology

Freely available on the Internet


A site in Northern Colorado continues to yield impressive quantities of well-preserved artifacts ranging in age from 600 to 10,000 years.

Photo courtesy of Bob Brunswig

Find Images: Books in Tutt Library

Tutt Library has a good collection of art books located in the Art Reading Room on the 2nd floor, near Special Collections. Books in this area have a call number starting with N. Books falling under the subjects of archaeology, photography, technology, etc. may be located elsewhere - be sure to check the library catalog for call number and location.

Books can be scanned on any printer/copy machine that has a flatbed scanner, or you can try taking a photo with a digital camera or smartphone.

Citing Images

Because images you find on databases or the Internet are the intellectual property of other individuals, you must cite your sources when you use images in your scholarly works, whether it be in a paper, a presentation, or art work you create.

Check whichever style guide you are using for proper citation format.

The citation should be accessible in the context of the image's use (within a Powerpoint presentation, on a web page, in a paper, etc.).

Image citations should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution)
  • Image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.)
  • Date accessed

Sometimes not all of these pieces can be found, so you may only cite what you know, but you must make a good faith effort.


The Fair Use clause of Copyright law allows you to use any photos or images you find as long as they are for educational purposes only and not for commercial gain. However, with any website or database, it's a good idea to look for a Creative Commons license checkbox so that you are sure you are welcome to use images you find.

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