1. Introduction
2. Understanding the Past
3. What is Archaeology?
4. Methods Of Gathering Data
5. Archaeological Collections
Archaeology and the Public
7. Protecting the Past
8. Additional Resources
Table of Contents

Home

1. Introduction

About Us

Who is this unit for?

Why We Created this Unit

To Dig or Not to Dig

“It’s Not what you Find, it’s What You Find Out.”

How to Use this Unit

Resources

2. Understanding the Past

Why Do We Study the Past?

How Do We Learn About the Past?

Resources

3. What is Archaeology?

Introduction

How Does Archaeology Help Us Understand History and Culture?

Types of Archaeology

Archaeological Sites

Artifacts, Features, and Ecofacts

Context

Resources

4. Methods of Gathering Data

Introduction

Historical Research Techniques

In the Field

Data Recovery

In the Lab

Resources

5. Archaeological Collections

Introduction

Where are Collections Stored?

Why Are Collections Preserved?

Resources

6. Archaeology and the Public

Introduction

Public Archaeology

Resources

7. Protecting the Past

Introduction

Historic Preservation Laws

Help Save the Past For the Future!

Resources

8. Additional Resources

More Archaeology Activities and Lesson Plans

More Online Archaeological Experiences

Artifact Study Kits and Reproductions

Archaeological Publications

Volunteer and Fieldwork Opportunities

Professional Archaeology Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions about Careers in Archaeology

Acknowledgments

Table of Contents