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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 Central

American Peoples, and South American Peoples. Finally, the third floor had Primates,

North American Eastern Woodlands And Plains Peoples, and Pacific Peoples. The

museum also included many other interesting exhibits that did not have to do with

anthropology like the Dinosaur Hall.

All these exhibits in the museum had detailed

information on each exhibit whether it was a big sculpture or a little skeleton. There was

also films that could have been seen for a small price, but if one has the time it is very

educational and worth seeing.

In the hall of Asian Peoples the most intriguing exhibits was the Chinese Wedding.

It was very interesting to see how a different culture gets married. In this wedding the

Chinese bride sits in this beautiful bridal chair from the groom's family that had carried her

from her home. The bride now says her good-byes to her own family because in the

Chinese culture she is now part of the grooms family. ' Her impressive dowery, displayed

by the procession on the road , gives prestige to her family...