Archaeology

Open Courseware and Resources

- Archaeology: science that studies human cultures through the recovery, documentation, analysis and interpretation of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, features, biofacts, and landscapes.
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History and Archaeology - Resource Page

Prime Sites

  • Arizona State University (US), ArchNet, WWW Virtual Library for Archaeology - promotes appreciation, understanding, knowledge about archaeology & preservation, interpretation of cultural resources, prehistoric & historic: regional views, topical selection, educational & research resources, institutions & organizations, FAQ
  • Institute of Historical Research (UK), The National Centre for History - resources for historians, online articles, free event advertising, MA/PhD study, training courses, open-access library: Free Articles, online journal, History On-line, Conferences around the world, Seminars, lectures, courses and workshops, noticeboard, News, Jobs, Guides for historians, Digitisation, Conference proceedings, Partner sites, Awards, prizes and fellowships
  • Tufts University (US), Perseus Digital Library - covers history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world, current research centers on personalization: Greek and Roman Materials, Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser (art objects, sites, and buildings), Arabic Materials, Germanic Materials, 19th-Century American, Renaissance Materials, Issues of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri

Other Sites

Roman Architecture

great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting, developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy highlighted, survey of sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and North Africa
 

Human Origins and Evolution

examines dynamic interrelations among physical and behavioral traits of humans, environment and culture to provide an integrated framework for studying human biological evolution and modern diversity, morphological evolution and adaptation, fossil and cultural evidence for human evolution from earliest times through the Pleistocene, evolution of tool use and social behavior, modern human variation and concepts of race, stone artifacts and fossil specimens

About Archaeology

Dirt Bro Bob goes to College!

no-frills, all information experiment, notes from 2 introductory, core university courses: Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology (with lab)

Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology

introduction to the study of material culture, interpreting archaeological evidence, archaeological methods, site formation processes and dating techniques, interpreting early Oldowan technology sites, Acheulian technology, definitive evidence for hunting, Ice Age environments, Middle Paleolithic to Upper Paleolithic, Peopling of New worlds, ethics of archaeological research, Archaic to Mississippian in North America, origins of food production in the Near East

The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology

multidisciplinary nature of archaeology, both in theory and practice, Lectures provide a comparative examination of the origins of agriculture and the rise of early civilizations in the ancient Near East and Mesoamerica

Environment Diagram of Natufian Hamlet

Environment Diagram of Natufian Hamlet

Introduction to Archaeology

goals, methods, theories, and practice of archaeology: archaeological-isms, dating, types, seriation, components, culture history, finding sites, reading culture from maps, data without digging, square holes, site formation, linking arguments, ethnoarchaeology, experimental & faunal analysis, archaeobotany, bioarchaeology, DNA, groups, status, inequality, gender, cognitive, native Americans

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