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If you're looking for more information about African cultures on the Web, you can check out these sites. Many of them are at other museums and will show you artworks from Africa.

When you click on the links to these sites, they will open in a browser window on top of Odyssey Online. To return to Odyssey just close the browser window for the linked site and Odyssey will be underneath!

General Web sites about 19th and 20th century Africa

Africa Online
http://www.africaonline.com/AfricaOnline/coverkids.html
An online exploration of the African continent. You can play games and other fun activities on this site.

Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
http://www.nhm.org/africa/
This is a large website with lots of information on Africa. You can see objects from the Natural History Museum in LA and the Field Museum in Chicago. We▀ve included a few links to specific parts of this site that relate to Odyssey Online themes in the sections below, but the entire site is a rich resource. It includes games and other interactive explorations of African culture

Web sites about People in 19th and 20th century Africa

Art and Life in Africa.
University of Iowa.
http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/chapters/KML.html
This site also features objects and information related to the life cycle.

Web sites about Ritual & Ceremony in 19th and 20th century Africa

Master Hand: Individuality and Creativity among Yoruba Sculptors.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/yoruba/htm/index.htm

Web sites about Daily Life in 19th and 20th century Africa

Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
http://www.nhm.org/africa/tour/cameroon/index.htm

This links you to a section on the Cameroon Grasslands kingdoms.

Web sites about Death & Burial in 19th and 20th century Africa

Art and Life in Africa.
University of Iowa.
http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/chapters/kml/KMG1.html
At this site you can learn more about funerary practices.

Web sites about Communication in 19th and 20th century Africa

Shaping for the Fire.
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, Illinois.
http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/akan/shape.html
Check out this web site to learn more about Akan goldweights. You'll find information about the African gold trade, and the production, design, and symbolism of goldweights.

Books about 19th and 20th century Africa
The Carlos Museum Bookshop features lists of useful books about Africa for students. Click here to connect to the site.
http://www.emory.edu/CARLOS/BKall.html#C7
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