Why use eHRAF for teaching?

In eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology, students can learn about differences and similarities of cultures, ethnic groups, indigenous people and prehistoric traditions from around the world. Teaching eHRAF contains nearly 60 online student exercises for general anthropology, archaeology, medical anthropology, and research methods. The online assignments are mostly written and contributed by anthropology professors of HRAF member institutions. They are designed to provide faculty with suggestions to use eHRAF for teaching undergraduate and even graduate student classes. Depending on the teaching level, assignments in eHRAF can range from easy to complex.

? Teaching online or hybrid classes? Visit our Teaching Online hub for materials and resources.


An eHRAF webinar is a free interactive learning tool for individuals and groups to familiarize themselves with the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases. Learn more here.

Is your institution a member of HRAF?

Before you or your students can access the database, you must first make sure that your institution is a member of HRAF. If your institution’s name is on the list, but you are still prompted for log-in authentication to eHRAF World Cultures and/or eHRAF Archaeology, it may mean that not all IP addresses are properly connected, or that you are logging on from an off-campus location that is not authenticated. Learn more here.

If your institution is not a member of HRAF

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