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...