Links

Organisations

Elephant information repository http://elephant.elehost.com/index.html

CITES. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. This includes ivory specimens and objects. http://www.cites.org/

Conway Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art. This large photographic collection includes images of medival ivories in private and public collections and can be accesses online via the Art and Architecture Website http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/about/conway.html

HEEAL. Historical Ecologies of East African Landscapes. A four year research programme based at the University of York, and funded by a European Union Marie Curie Excellence Grant. One of its six interelated sub-projects is the bioarchaeology of the ivory trade. http://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/research/current-projects/heeal/

Ivoryton, Connecticut, USA. Known for its production of pianos in the early 20th century, the fortunes of this settlement rose and fell with those of the ivory industry http://www.ivoryton.lioninc.org/ivoryton.htm

Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG) of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) The purpose of the WBRG is to improve communication between individuals studying worked animal hard tissues (especially bone, antler, and ivory) with special emphasis on archaeological finds.  http://www.wbrg.net/