Selected On-line Sources of Archaeology Information

 

These web sites have been evaluated for public-friendliness by members of the SAA Public Education Committee. To recommend a web site for consideration as part of this list, please send a message with the relevant URL to the SAA Manager of Education and Information.

 

 

 

 

Some Major American Archaeology Web Portals

 

Archaeology at about.com

 

 

 

More than 8000 linked pages of archaeology content managed by K. Kris Hirst.

 

Archaeological Institute of America Website

 

 

 

On-Line publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

 

Archaeology Magazine On-Line

 

Yahoo.com Social Science -- Anthropology and Archaeology

 

 Archaeology & Paleontology News (National Geographic)

 

 

 

Archaeological news stories, podcasts, and videos archived at the National Geographic Society web page.

 

National Park Service Archeology Program

 

 

 

Visit the National Park Service's Archeology Program web page often to plan your travels, view online exhibits, to find out about what federal archeology is and what archeologists do, and much more. This web site also includes standards and guidelines for professionals, educational and training resources, and publications.

 

National Park Service Public Pages

 

 

 

A great source of information about the public aspects of archaeology, archaeology education, and the public benefits of archaeology.

Archaeology Streaming Media Web Sites

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology is a new Internet radio program with international circulation. It is broadcast every Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica radio network . The show is hosted by Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein. It explores myths surrounding this exotic, often misunderstood field and acquaints listeners with the contemporary practice of unearthing the human past.

 

The Archaeology Channel

 

 

 

Explore cultural heritage through streaming media. Travel through time and feel the thrill of discovery. Examine the wonderful diversity of the human experience!

 

Audio News from Archaeologica

 

 

 

The news of the week in audio, compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica and read by Laura Kelley.  The audio news is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. (Hosted by The Archaeology Channel).

 

Voices of the SAA: Sound and Light

 

 

 

K.Kris Hirst of Archaeology at about.com provides audio and visual commentary from the 2005 Society for American Archaeology conference. Hear what conference attendees had to say.

 

 

Archaeology Online Social Networks

Online social networks (e.g., MySpace, Facebook, and Friendster) use internet applications -- blogs, images, web pages, streaming video -- to connect individuals together.

 ArchaeoSeek

 

 

 

ArchaeoSeek is an archaeology-based social network where people can meet and discuss and find information about archaeology sites and archaeological issues. Membership is open to professional archaeologists, students, and avocational archaeologists. All fields are covered, from underwater to terrestrial. ArchaeoSeek is operated by Anita Cohen-Williams.

Archaeology Blogs

 

 Archaeology Blogs at about.com

 

 

 

Kris Hirst of about.com organizes a list of archaeology blogs (or weblogs)

 

Random Acts of Science: Archaeology, Science and Skepticism

 

 

 

The web log of Chris Webster, A CRM archaeologist who works in the Great Basin.

The Ossiferous Arctic: Thoughts on Zooarchaeology, Archaeology, Ethnozoology and Alaska

The web log of Kelly Eldridge, an Alaskan archaeologist, with a focus on  zooarchaeology, who is also interested in "in organic technologies (primarily harpoons), ethnozoology, archaeological ethics, and cultural resource management".

 

  Society for Historical Archaeology blog

 

 

 

The Society for Historical Archaeology Blog is the hub for SHA Social, the organization’s social media outlet. At this site, both members and non-members are welcome to read, share, and discuss topics posted by the SHA leadership, committees, and membership. These posts will reflect a wide-range of topics, including updates about new journal issues, conference planning, new archaeological resources in public education and technology, and pieces by SHA members about their current research and interests.

 

LIST OF ADDITIONAL BLOGS

 

 

 

 

 Institute of Archaeology (Belize) blog    The IA is dedicated to the research, protection, preservation and sustainable management of Belize's cultural and archaeological resources.

 Mud-brick.com is a community of archaeologists who are dedicated to providing current perspectives on archaeological issues for anyone who is interested. Their bloggers are professional archaeologists employed in academic departments, cultural resource management firms, museums, or excavation projects all over the world.

 Archaeology, Museums & Outreach is a blog written by Robert Connolly, Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in Memphis, TN, dedicated to "discussions to more effectively engage the public in archaeology and museums".

 Middle Savagery-Portrait of the Archaeologist as a Young Woman

provides an intimate look into the research of an archaeologist interested in digital media and the past. Her posts touch on a variety of subjects ranging from virtual worlds and materiality to "nerd cadence" in linguistics, each providing a refreshing archaeological perspective on everyday life.

 Archaeology Dude is the blog of Mark Henshaw, an industrial archaeologist who owns his own CRM firm, Nemacolin Archaeological Services. He blogs about archaeology to "extend [his] passion and love of archaeology to everyone!".

  Then Dig is a collaborative group blog featuring the best of archaeological writing in the short form. Conceived after the Blogging Archaeology session at the Society for American Anthropology in 2011, and hosted by the Archaeological Research Facility at UC Berkeley, Then Dig invites participation from professional and academic archaeologists who wish, in D.V. Clarke's words, to "STOP! Think, survey, discuss, argue, inform, then dig."

 

Interactive Digs

 

 

 

 

 

Web Sites where the archaeology excavations are brought to you!

 

Web Sites (on Archaeological Projects)

Explore the world of archaeology via the Internet! Plan a vacation stop or find information for your homework assignment. Here you can find archaeological web sites organized in multiple ways:

 

 

 

 

 

...by geographical region

 

 

 

 

Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, the American West, Southern USA, Mid-West USA, etc., etc.

...for kids

 

 

 

 

Interactive activities evaluated for public-friendliness, some designed for classroom use.

...by topic

Shipwrecks, 3D and Virtual Archaeology Tours, urban archaeology sites, African American Archaeology, metal detecting projects, and much much more!



 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 08.31.12