Dictionary of Archaeology Companion Website

Archaeology

Web Links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.

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American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA)
http://www.acra-crm.org
Trade association for professional archaeologists and cultural resource managers in the USA.

amphora
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/archive/amphora_ahrb_2005/
Extensive catalogue of amphorae types, fabrics, and distribution.

Antiquity
http://antiquity.ac.uk
Website for the leading international journal of archaeology, with numerous sections for non-subscribers and a powerful index tool.

Archaeologica
http://www.archaeologica.org
News, views, and links from around the world, with weekly news in audio and podcasts.

Archaeological Data Service (ADS)
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk
The main repository in the UK of research data and a portal to numerous catalogues, indexes, and lists, with powerful bespoke search engines.

Archaeological Institute of America
http://www.archaeological.org
North America's oldest and largest archaeological organization.

Archaeological Investigations Project
http://csweb.bournemouth.ac.uk/aip/frontend.htm
Searchable list of archaeological investigations undertaken in England since 1990.

(ARGE)
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~arge/
European database of evaluated online resources concerning mainly European archaeology.

Archaeological Resources Protection Act 1979
http://www.nps.gov/archeology/tools/Laws/arpa.htm
Act to secure the protection of archaeological resources in the United States of America.

Archaeology in China
http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/Archaeology/93069.htm
Extensive coverage of new discoveries and ongoing projects across China, with lists of 'Top Ten' discoveries each year and general surveys of Chinese archaeology.

Archaeology magazine
http://www.archaeology.org
Well-designed website supporting Archaeology magazine with breaking news, online articles, and a range of useful resources for amateur and professional; a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Archaeology News
http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm
Eclectic mix of archaeological stories from around the world culled from newspapers and magazines.

Archaeology on About
http://archaeology.about.com
US-based site with summaries and links to a wide variety of information from around the world on digs, archaeologists, and films with archaeological themes.

Archaeology.RU
http://www.archaeology.ru
Extensive Russian-language site with information about discoveries, people, museums, and much more.

Archeologie
http://archeologie.startpagina.nl
Extensive portal with links to all aspects of archaeology in the Netherlands, including information about museums, universities, news, projects, underwater archaeology, and the history and prehistory of the country.

ArchNet
http://ari.asu.edu/archnet/
ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology. This server provides access to archaeological resources available across the internet. Information is categorized by geographical region and subject. Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions of the home page are also available.

Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
http://www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au
Membership organization supporting Australian archaeology.

Australopithecus
http://www.ecotao.com/holism/hu_austral.htm
Extensive discussion of early hominin species.

 

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Benchmark
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/SBS-archaeology-14.pdf
Quality Assurance Agency statement on the content and nature of undergraduate archaeology degree programmes in the UK.

Boxgrove, West Sussex, England
https://boxgroveproject.wordpress.com/
Summary of fieldwork at this early occupation site dated to 500 000 BC.

Britarch
http://www.britarch.ac.uk
Extensive website maintained by the Council for British Archaeology, with news and an extensive resource library of international interest.

British Academy
http://www.britac.ac.uk
The UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
http://www.biab.ac.uk
Online searchable bibliography of publications from AD 1695 to the present day on archaeology and the historic environment, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology, environmental history, and the conservation of material culture-with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland.

British Archaeological Jobs Resource
http://www.bajr.org
Much more than just a noticeboard for job vacancies, this site is also a fount of information and even has a few games to play if you have the time.

British Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights.aspx
Explore highlights of the museum's international collections by culture, people, place, or materials, with background material on ancient civilizations.

Burra Charter
http://australia.icomos.org/publications/charters/
International agreement on the conservation and management of cultural materials.

 

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Cadw
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
The historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly government.

Cahokia, Illinois, USA
http://cahokiamounds.org/explore/
Large ceremonial centre dating to AD 700-1600.

calibration
http://calib.qub.ac.uk/calib/
CALIB radiocarbon calibration programme, downloadable.
http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk
OxCal radiocarbon calibration programme, downloadable.

Çatalhöyük, Turkey
http://www.catalhoyuk.com
Reports and news of the current excavation programme at this early Neolithic settlement.

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA
http://www.nps.gov/chcu/
Information about visiting as well as the archaeology of this Pueblo Culture site.

Classics links
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/classics/resources/Classics...
Hosted by the University of Austin, Texas, this high-quality site looks good, and offers a wide range of information from international university classics departments to e-mail discussion groups.

Council for British Archaeology (CBA)
http://www.britarch.ac.uk
The CBA works to promote the study and safeguarding of Britain's historic environment, to provide a forum for archaeological opinion, and to improve public interest in, and knowledge of, Britain's past. An exhaustive and up-to-date resource for the UK.

Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology
http://www.archaeology.co.uk
An informal and irreverent guide, this site has many interesting and serious features and links covering the latest developments in the field, with a selection of useful resources for the professional and amateur alike.

 

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Danebury, Hampshire, England
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/danebury/
Iron Age hillfort in southern Britain and links to the Museum of the Iron Age in Andover.

Danger Cave, Utah, USA
http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/american_indians/d...
Danger Cave, near Wendover, Utah, explored from 1949 onwards.

Delphi, Greece
http://www.ancient-greece.org/archaeology/delphi-archaeology...
Oracle and ceremonial site known throughout the classical world.

Druids
http://www.cobdo.org.uk
Official website of the Council of British Druid Orders, part of the recent revival of modern interest in Druidism.

 

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Effigy Mound Culture
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-004
Pictures, books, and articles relevant to understanding the Effigy Mound Culture.

English Heritage
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
Government agency for archaeology and the historic environment in England.

Entremont, France
http://www.culture.fr/Multimedias/Grands-sites-archeologique...
The Gauls in Provence and the oppidum of Entremont.

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
http://www.e-a-a.org
Pan-European association of practising archaeologists.

European Foundation for Heritage Skills
http://www.herein-system.eu/
Permanent information system gathering government services in charge of heritage protection within the Council of Europe.

Exploring ancient world cultures
http://eawc.evansville.edu
Online course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds, including China, Asia, Europe and Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It features essays and primary texts, an index of internet sources, and a useful chronology.

 

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Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey/
National Trust information about the site and visiting arrangements.

Franchthi (Frankhthi) Cave, Greece
http://www.showcaves.com/english/gr/caves/Frahthi.html
Important cave for archaeological deposits in the Argolid of southern Greece.

 

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Great Serpent Mound, Ohio, USA
http://www.ohiohistory.org/museums-and-historic-sites/museum...
Complete guide to the most famous of all effigy mounds, in Ohio, USA
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/serp/hd_serp.htm
Metropolitan Museum of Art page on the Mound

Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zimb/hd_zimb.htm
The literature and culture of Zimbabwe and the Shona-speaking cattlemen of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Gumelnita Culture
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/fr/arcnat/harsova/en/dobro3.htm
Information on this chalcolithic central European culture and its type-site in Romania.

 

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Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland and Cumbria, England
http://www.hadrians-wall.org
Official website for this World Heritage Site in northern England.

Heritage Law
http://heritagelaw.org
Information about archaeological and heritage law in EU countries, and details of relevant international conventions and agreements.

Heuneburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/barnold/www/arch/r_design.html
The Landscape of Ancestors project: full information on research within and around this hillfort in southwest Germany.

Historic Scotland
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Historic Scotland safeguards Scotland's historic environment and promotes its understanding and enjoyment.

 

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ICC Classics Links
http://www.indiana.edu/~iccforum/classicslinks.html
Portal hosted by Indiana University providing links to sites related to the study and promotion of Classical Studies, Including: Authors and Texts; Fiction about Rome; Games and Chat Rooms; History, Culture, and Archaeology; Images; Museums; Classical Mythology; Organizations; and Resources.

ICCROM
http://www.iccrom.org
International Centre for the Study of the preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA)
http://www.archaeologists.net
Professional institute serving mainly archaeologists working or based in the UK. From December 2014 this organization has changed its name and status to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM)
http://www.icomos.org/icahm/
International coordinating committee for archaeological heritage management.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
http://www.international.icomos.org
Home page with useful links to committees, charters, etc.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook.html
A classroom sourcebook with abundant links to online texts, images, and aural material.

Internet Archaeology
http://intarch.ac.uk
Fully refereed international e-journal for archaeology, linked to searchable datasets, visualization, and interactive mapping.

 

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Jamestown, Virginia, USA
http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/business/historic-jamestown...
The first permanent English settlement in North America known through archaeological evidence and now partially reconstructed and open to the public.

Japan Archaeology
http://www.cyberpursuits.com/archeo/japan.asp
Extensive overview of archaeology in Japan, with information on projects, organizations, and the cultural history of the country.

Jerusalem, Israel
http://www.archpark.org.il
Guide to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park run by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

 

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Kennewick, Washington, USA
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kman/
Article from the Tri-City Herald on the discovery and study of the remains of the Kennewick Man, found in July 1996 in the Columbia River.

Knossos, Crete
http://www.ancient-greece.org/archaeology/knossos.html
Extensive information about the Minoan palace excavated and partly restored by Sir Arthur Evans in the early 20th century.

 

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L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/index_e.asp
Reconstructions of three Norse buildings and information on the archaeological remains at this World Heritage Site.

Lascaux, France
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/index3....
Discover, learn, and tour this Upper Paleolithic painted cave in western France.

 

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Machu Picchu, Peru
http://sacredsites.com/americas/peru/machu_picchu.html?PHPSE...
World Heritage Site high in the Andes Mountains of Peru discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

Magdalenian
http://www.uiowa.edu/~zooarch/HRAF%20Magdalenian%20171-190.pdf
Museum-based guide to the artefacts and sites of Magdalenian France.

Management of Archaeological Projects (MAP2)
http://www.eng-h.gov.uk/guidance/map2/index.htm
Text of the guidance documents relating to the management of archaeological fieldwork projects.

The Megalithic Portal
http://www.megalithic.co.uk
Lively site packed with a huge variety of information and news about ancient sites across the world.

 

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National Association of State Archaeologists (NASA)
http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/nasa/
Directory of state archaeologists for the USA and its possessions.

National Historic Preservation Act
http://www.achp.gov/nhpa.html
Text and commentary on the 1996 Act and its subsequent amendments.

National Monuments Record (NMR)
http://www.pastscape.org.uk/

http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/search.html
Extensive archaeological records for England and Scotland respectively.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/
Text of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, passed in 1990, together with news and commentary on its application within the USA.

New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA)
http://nzarchaeology.org/cms/
Incorporated society with a membership spanning students, amateurs, professionals, and institutions involved or interested in archaeology. It runs a national Site Recording Scheme, which contains the records of over 50 000 archaeological sites.

 

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Online Archaeology
http://www.online-archaeology.co.uk
UK-based archaeological news and information service, with discussion pages and blogs.

Oxford Expedition to Egypt
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/archive/oee_ahrc_2006/
Illustrated database of scene-details from ancient Egyptian tombs, with overview and bibliography.

 

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Perseus
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu
An evolving digital library carrying a wide range of source material mainly relating to the classical world.

Planning Policy Guidance (PPG)
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/files/7413/7243/1857/PlanningPolicyGuidance15.pdf
Texts of all issued Planning Policy Guidance for England, including PPG15 on Planning and the Historic Environment and PPG16 on Archaeology and Planning.

Pompeii, Italy
http://pompeii.virginia.edu
Report on a detailed archaeological investigation of the forum at Pompeii.

Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)
http://www.finds.org.uk
The PAS is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. The database holds records for more than 310 000 objects within nearly 204 000 records.

Potsherd
http://www.potsherd.demon.co.uk/index.html
A comprehensive atlas of Roman pottery.

 

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Register of Professional Archaeologists (ROPA)
http://www.rpanet.org
Organization for professional archaeologists working or based mainly in the USA.

RESCUE
http://rescue-archaeology.org.uk/
News of events and campaigns organized by the group dedicated to working for the rights of British Archaeology, although not confined to UK matters.

rock art
http://www.rockart.org
The Rock Art Foundation, for promoting the conservation and study of Native American rock art in the lower Pecos region of southwestern Texas.
http://www.cupstones.f9.co.uk/links.htm
Index of rock-art websites across the world.

Roman (Roman Empire)
http://www.roman-empire.net
Illustrated history of the Roman Empire, with maps, video tours, pictures, information, and links to events.

 

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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
http://www.catedraldesantiago.es
Includes virtual tours of the cathedral, museum, roof coverings, excavations, and archives. In English, Spanish, and Galician.

Scran
http://www.scran.ac.uk
A collection of more than 300 000 images, movies, and sounds from museums, galleries, archives, and the media.

Shirataki, Japan
http://archaeology.jp/sites/shirataki/index.html
Palaeolithic site beside the Yubetsu River with over 4 million artefacts.

Silchester, Hampshire, England
http://www.silchester.rdg.ac.uk/
Guide to the Town Life project and the investigation of Insula IX.

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
http://www.saa.org
The website of this international organization includes jobs in archaeology, education, publications, and numerous useful links.

Stoa Consortium
http://www.stoa.org
Electronic publication serving news, projects, discussion pages, and links for classicists and classical archaeologists. Includes blogs and information on meetings, jobs, grants, and publications.

Stone Pages
http://www.news.stonepages.com
International archaeological news, shopping, tours, and discussion areas linked to a free electronic newsletter.

 

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Taj Mahal, India
http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal.asp
Archaeological Survey of India account of this World Heritage Site.

Tamaki Makau-rau Accord
http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/site/about_ethi.php
International accord on the display of human remains and sacred objects adopted by the World Archaeological Congress in 2006.

Tanum, Sweden
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/rockcarvingstanum.html
The Bronze Age rock carvings at Tanum were included on the World Heritage List because of their unique artistic quality.

Tenochtitlán, Mexico
http://www.delange.org/SanLorenzo/SanLorenzo.htm
Aztec capital city in the centre of Lake Texcoco.

Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)
http://journal.antiquity.ac.uk/antplus/tag
Website of the national body established in 1979, with details of past and future annual conferences for the debate and discussion of issues in theoretical archaeology.

Time Team
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team
Website for the popular UK television show, with information about the programmes, a Time Team forum, and information for schools.

Tollund, Denmark
http://www.tollundman.dk
Dynamic and comprehensive material on the most well-preserved body from prehistoric times in the world.

 

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Uruk (Warka), Iraq
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-techno...
UNESCO briefing and background to German research on the now war-torn site in southern Iraq.

 

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Vermillion Accord
http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/site/about_ethi.php
International accord on the treatment of human remains adopted by the World Archaeological Congress in 1989.

Vikings
http://www.vikingheritage.eu/vikingheritage/home.html
Website for the World of the Vikings project, harnessing the latest multi-media technology to convey the richness and variety of the Viking world.

 

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World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org
The WAC is aimed at bringing people together to protect the past and promote ethical practices.

World Heritage Convention
http://whc.unesco.org/en/conventiontext
Text of the World Heritage Convention agreed in 1972.

 

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X-ray style
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/xray/hd_xray.htm
Examples and analysis of rock from Arnhem, Australia, executed in the so-called X-ray style.

 

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York, North Yorkshire, England
http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
Archaeology, exploration, and experience with the York Archaeological Trust and the Jorvik Viking Centre.