The American Museum Of Natural History: Anthropology Essay

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The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that
demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park
West between W81st and W77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open
oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the
exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture.
The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most out of it.
The following exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology are located
on the first, second and third floors. The first floor has American Northwest
Coast Peoples, Eskimos, Human Biology and Evolution. The second floor had
African Peoples, Asian Peoples, Mexico and
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The way the Chinese get married is very
unusual to our western culture. This exhibit expresses to me that people are
very different all over the world and their is much to explore about other
cultures even an event such as a wedding.

One other exhibit seen in the Asian Peoples were an exhibit about dance.
It was called the personality in Dance. The junkai people perform a special
dance called the whirling dance. Dance in these peoples culture express a lot
of different things. It evokes many moods, inspiration of belief, the hope and
energy of young people, and the power of fear that could kill you. Society is
very important to these people. Dance also by itself can express the values
that a society should have that keep it binded together.

One educational exhibit is the Human Biology and Evolution Hall. This
exhibit introduces the common biology of humans, and how we evolutionized. The
biology of the humans were shown though holographic pictures. These pictures did
show the whole body including the muscles and the bones. The evolution part of
this exhibit was very interesting. " We humans often think of ourselvess as the
culmination of a steady history of a evolutonary improvement. But this idea is
wrong, for evolution is neither goal-oriented nor merely a matter of species
gradual improving their adaptation to their…