Dictionary of Archaeology Companion Website
Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.
American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA)
Trade association for professional archaeologists and cultural resource managers in the USA.
Extensive catalogue of amphorae types, fabrics, and distribution.
Website for the leading international journal of archaeology, with numerous sections for non-subscribers and a powerful index tool.
News, views, and links from around the world, with weekly news in audio and podcasts.
Archaeological Data Service (ADS)
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
North America's oldest and largest archaeological organization.
Archaeological Investigations Project
Searchable list of archaeological investigations undertaken in England since 1990.
European database of evaluated online resources concerning mainly European archaeology.
Archaeological Resources Protection Act 1979
Act to secure the protection of archaeological resources in the United States of America.
Archaeology in China
Extensive coverage of new discoveries and ongoing projects across China, with lists of 'Top Ten' discoveries each year and general surveys of Chinese archaeology.
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.
Eclectic mix of archaeological stories from around the world culled from newspapers and magazines.
Archaeology on About
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.
Extensive Russian-language site with information about discoveries, people, museums, and much more.
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 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)
Membership organization supporting Australian archaeology.
Extensive discussion of early hominin species.
Quality Assurance Agency statement on the content and nature of undergraduate archaeology degree programmes in the UK.
Boxgrove, West Sussex, England
Summary of fieldwork at this early occupation site dated to 500 000 BC.
Extensive website maintained by the Council for British Archaeology, with news and an extensive resource library of international interest.
The UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
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
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.
Explore highlights of the museum's international collections by culture, people, place, or materials, with background material on ancient civilizations.
International agreement on the conservation and management of cultural materials.
The historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly government.
Cahokia, Illinois, USA
Large ceremonial centre dating to AD 700-1600.
Reports and news of the current excavation programme at this early Neolithic settlement.
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA
Information about visiting as well as the archaeology of this Pueblo Culture site.
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)
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
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.
Danebury, Hampshire, England
Iron Age hillfort in southern Britain and links to the Museum of the Iron Age in Andover.
Danger Cave, Utah, USA
Danger Cave, near Wendover, Utah, explored from 1949 onwards.
Oracle and ceremonial site known throughout the classical world.
Official website of the Council of British Druid Orders, part of the recent revival of modern interest in Druidism.
Effigy Mound Culture
Pictures, books, and articles relevant to understanding the Effigy Mound Culture.
Government agency for archaeology and the historic environment in England.
The Gauls in Provence and the oppidum of Entremont.
European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
Pan-European association of practising archaeologists.
European Foundation for Heritage Skills
Permanent information system gathering government services in charge of heritage protection within the Council of Europe.
Exploring ancient world cultures
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.
Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England
National Trust information about the site and visiting arrangements.
Franchthi (Frankhthi) Cave, Greece
Important cave for archaeological deposits in the Argolid of southern Greece.
Great Serpent Mound, Ohio, USA
Complete guide to the most famous of all effigy mounds, in Ohio, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art page on the Mound
Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
The literature and culture of Zimbabwe and the Shona-speaking cattlemen of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Information on this chalcolithic central European culture and its type-site in Romania.
Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland and Cumbria, England
Official website for this World Heritage Site in northern England.
Information about archaeological and heritage law in EU countries, and details of relevant international conventions and agreements.
Heuneburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
The Landscape of Ancestors project: full information on research within and around this hillfort in southwest Germany.
Historic Scotland safeguards Scotland's historic environment and promotes its understanding and enjoyment.
ICC Classics Links
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.
International Centre for the Study of the preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.
Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA)
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)
International coordinating committee for archaeological heritage management.
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Home page with useful links to committees, charters, etc.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
A classroom sourcebook with abundant links to online texts, images, and aural material.
Fully refereed international e-journal for archaeology, linked to searchable datasets, visualization, and interactive mapping.
Jamestown, Virginia, USA
The first permanent English settlement in North America known through archaeological evidence and now partially reconstructed and open to the public.
Extensive overview of archaeology in Japan, with information on projects, organizations, and the cultural history of the country.
Guide to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park run by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Kennewick, Washington, USA
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.
Extensive information about the Minoan palace excavated and partly restored by Sir Arthur Evans in the early 20th century.
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Reconstructions of three Norse buildings and information on the archaeological remains at this World Heritage Site.
Discover, learn, and tour this Upper Paleolithic painted cave in western France.
Machu Picchu, Peru
World Heritage Site high in the Andes Mountains of Peru discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.
Museum-based guide to the artefacts and sites of Magdalenian France.
Management of Archaeological Projects (MAP2)
Text of the guidance documents relating to the management of archaeological fieldwork projects.
The Megalithic Portal
Lively site packed with a huge variety of information and news about ancient sites across the world.
National Association of State Archaeologists (NASA)
Directory of state archaeologists for the USA and its possessions.
National Historic Preservation Act
Text and commentary on the 1996 Act and its subsequent amendments.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (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)
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.
UK-based archaeological news and information service, with discussion pages and blogs.
Oxford Expedition to Egypt
Illustrated database of scene-details from ancient Egyptian tombs, with overview and bibliography.
An evolving digital library carrying a wide range of source material mainly relating to the classical world.
Planning Policy Guidance (PPG)
Texts of all issued Planning Policy Guidance for England, including PPG15 on Planning and the Historic Environment and PPG16 on Archaeology and Planning.
Report on a detailed archaeological investigation of the forum at Pompeii.
Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)
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.
A comprehensive atlas of Roman pottery.
Register of Professional Archaeologists (ROPA)
Organization for professional archaeologists working or based mainly in the USA.
News of events and campaigns organized by the group dedicated to working for the rights of British Archaeology, although not confined to UK matters.
The Rock Art Foundation, for promoting the conservation and study of Native American rock art in the lower Pecos region of southwestern Texas.
Index of rock-art websites across the world.
Roman (Roman Empire)
Illustrated history of the Roman Empire, with maps, video tours, pictures, information, and links to events.
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Includes virtual tours of the cathedral, museum, roof coverings, excavations, and archives. In English, Spanish, and Galician.
A collection of more than 300 000 images, movies, and sounds from museums, galleries, archives, and the media.
Palaeolithic site beside the Yubetsu River with over 4 million artefacts.
Silchester, Hampshire, England
Guide to the Town Life project and the investigation of Insula IX.
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
The website of this international organization includes jobs in archaeology, education, publications, and numerous useful links.
Electronic publication serving news, projects, discussion pages, and links for classicists and classical archaeologists. Includes blogs and information on meetings, jobs, grants, and publications.
International archaeological news, shopping, tours, and discussion areas linked to a free electronic newsletter.
Taj Mahal, India
Archaeological Survey of India account of this World Heritage Site.
Tamaki Makau-rau Accord
International accord on the display of human remains and sacred objects adopted by the World Archaeological Congress in 2006.
The Bronze Age rock carvings at Tanum were included on the World Heritage List because of their unique artistic quality.
Aztec capital city in the centre of Lake Texcoco.
Theoretical Archaeology Group (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.
Website for the popular UK television show, with information about the programmes, a Time Team forum, and information for schools.
Dynamic and comprehensive material on the most well-preserved body from prehistoric times in the world.
Uruk (Warka), Iraq
UNESCO briefing and background to German research on the now war-torn site in southern Iraq.
International accord on the treatment of human remains adopted by the World Archaeological Congress in 1989.
Website for the World of the Vikings project, harnessing the latest multi-media technology to convey the richness and variety of the Viking world.
World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
The WAC is aimed at bringing people together to protect the past and promote ethical practices.
World Heritage Convention
Text of the World Heritage Convention agreed in 1972.
Examples and analysis of rock from Arnhem, Australia, executed in the so-called X-ray style.
York, North Yorkshire, England
Archaeology, exploration, and experience with the York Archaeological Trust and the Jorvik Viking Centre.