Library Research Guide for Archaeology
Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia
edited by Linda Ellis
New York: Garland Pub., 1999
Olin Library Reference CC75.A654x 1999 +
The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution
Steve Jones, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam, editors
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992..
Olin Library Reference GN281 .C17 1992 + (also in Uris and Mann Libraries)
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Olin Library Stacks CC70 .D37 2008
Dictionary of Concepts in Archaeology
Molly Raymond Mignon
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993
Uris Library Reference CC70 .M45x 1993
Olin Library Stacks CC70 .M45x 1993
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology
compiled by Barbara Ann Kipfer
New York: Kluwer Academic, 2000
Olin Library Reference CC70.K56 2000
Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology
edited by Charles E. Orser, Jr.
New York: Routledge, 2002
Olin Library Reference CC77.H5 E53x 2002 +
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory
Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John A. van Couvering and Alison S. Brooks, editors
New York: Garland Pub., 2000
Olin Library Reference GN281 .E53x 2000
Uris Library Reference GN281 .E56 1988
Mann Library Reference GN281 .E56x 2000
Oxford Companion to Archaeology
edited by Brian Fagan
New York: Oxford University, 1996
Olin Library Reference CC70.O98 1996 +
Atlas of Ancient Archaeology
edited by Jacquetta Hawkes
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974
Olin Library Reference GN739 .H39 1974 +
Uris Library Reference GN739 .H39 1974 +
Atlas of Past Worlds: A Comparative Chronology of Human History 2000 BC-AD 1500
London: Cassell, 1993
Olin Library Stacks CC165 .M32x 1993 +
The Macmillan Bible atlas (second edition)
Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah
New York: Macmillan, 1977
Olin Library Reference G2230. A28 1977 +
Uris Library Reference G2230. A28 1993
Tübinger Bibelatlas. Based on the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO).
Siegfried Mittman & Götz Schmitt, editors.
Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001.
Olin Library Maps Collection G2230. T943x 2001 +++
Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East
New York : Facts on File, 1990.
Olin Library Reference DS69.5 R63x 1990 ++
Cultural Atlas of Africa
edited by Jocelyn Murray
New York: Facts on File 1981; Checkmark Books 1998
Olin Library Reference DT14. M98
Uris Library Reference G2446.E6 C8x 1998 (also in Africana)
Historical Atlas of the Middle East
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1993
Olin Library Reference G2206 S1 F7x 1993 +
Mapping America's Past: a Historical Atlas
Mark C. Carnes and John A. Garraty
New York : Holt, 1996.
Olin Library Reference G1201.S1 C28 1996 ++
The Times atlas of world history
edited by Geoffrey Barraclough
Maplewood, N.J. : Hammond Incorporated, 1989
Olin Library Reference G1030 T58 1989 ++
Uris Library Reference G1030 T58 1993
Breaking Ground : Pioneering Women Archaeologists
Getzel M. Cohen and Martha Sharp Joukowsky, editors
Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2004
Olin Library Stacks CC110 .B74 2004
Breaking Ground Database from Brown University
Encyclopedia of Archaeology. History and Discoveries / The Great Archaeologists
edited by Tim Murray
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001& 1999
Olin Library Reference CC100 . E54x 2001+ (3 volume set)
Uris Library Reference CC100. E54x 1999 (2 volume set)
The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists
Gérald Gaillard. Translated by James Bowman
London : Routledge, 2003
Olin Library Reference GN20 .G3513 2004
Women anthropologists : A Biographical Dictionary
Ute Gacs, Aisha Khan, Jerrie McIntyre, and Ruth Weinberg, editors
New York. : Greenwood Press, 1988
Olin Library Reference GN20 .W87
Uris Library Stacks GN20. W87
AAA guide : A Guide to departments, a directory of members
American Anthropological Association
Washington: AAA, 1989
Olin Library Reference GN33 .G94 + (Latest Volume in Reference)
Uris Library Reference GN33 .G94 (2001/2002; Education & Careers Section)
Digging Numbers: Elementary Statistics for Archaeologists
Mike Fletcher and Gary R. Lock
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 1991
Olin Library Stacks CC80 .6 . F54 1991z
Quantifying Archaeology (2nd Edition)
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1997
Olin Library Stacks CC76 S8 S54 1997
Statistics for Archaeologists: A Commonsense Approach
Robert D. Drennan
New York: Plenum Press, 1996
Olin Library Stacks CC80.6 .D74x 1996
Statistics in Archaeology
London: Oxford University Press, 2003
Olin Library Stacks CC80.6 .B39 2003
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Archaeology--Statistical methods as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
Chronologies in New World archaeology
R.E. Taylor and Clement W. Meighan, editors
New York : Academic Press, 1978.
Olin Library Stacks E61 .C55
Chronologies in Old World Archaeology
edited by Robert W. Ehrich
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Olin Library Stacks D54.5 E33 1993 +
TimeLine of Art History (Metropolitan Museum)
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Archaeological Dating as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
Archaeology Theories, Methods, and Practice (4th Edition)
Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn
London : Thames & Hudson, 1999
Olin Library Stacks CC165 .R41 2004
Uris Library Stacks CC165 .R46x 1996 (2nd Edition)
Handbook of Archaeological Sciences
D.R. Brothwell and A.M. Pollard, editors
Chichester, UK: Wiley & Sons, 2001
Olin Library Stacks CC75 .H34x 2001+
Field Methods in Archaeology
Thomas R. Hester, Harry J. Shafer, Kenneth L. Feder.
Mountain View, CA : Mayfield Pub., 1997.
Uris Library Stacks CC75 .H47 1997
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Archaeology Field work as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
Chronometric Dating in Archaeology
R.E. Taylor and Martin J. Aitken, editors
New York : Plenum Press, c1997.
Olin Library Stack CC78 .C46x 1997
Seriation, stratigraphy, and index fossils : the backbone of archaeological dating
Michael J. O'Brien and R. Lee Lyman
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 1999
Olin Library Stacks CC78 .O25x 1999
Human skeletal remains : excavation, analysis, interpretation (3rd edition)
Douglas H. Ubelaker
Washington : Taraxacum, 1999.
Olin Library Stacks GN70 .U23z 1999 +
Human osteology : a laboratory and field manual (4th edition)
William M. Bass
Columbia, Mo. : Missouri Archaeological Society, 1995
Mann Library Stacks QM101 .B31x 1995
Human osteology (second edition)
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2000.
Mann Library Stacks GN70 .W45x 2000
Hyman's Comparative vertebrate anatomy (3rd Edition)
edited by Marvalee H. Wake
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Mann Library Stacks QL805 .H9 1979 (also in the Vet Library)
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Anatomy, Comparative--Laboratory manuals as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
Elizabeth J. Reitz and Elizabeth S. Wing.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Olin Library Stacks CC79.5.A5 R45x 1999 +
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Animal Remains (archaeology) OR
Animal remains (Archaeology)--Identification--Handbooks, manuals, etc. as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
Paleoethnobotany : a handbook of procedures (2nd edition)
Deborah M. Pearsall
San Diego : Academic Press, c2000.
Mann Library Stacks CC79.5.P5 P36x 2000
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Plant Remains (archaeology) as a Subject Heading to find more resources
Ceramics for the archaeologist
Anna O. Shepard
Washington : Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1956
Olin Library Stacks NK3785 .S54
Fine Arts Library NK4235 .S54 1971
Pottery Technology: Principles and Reconstruction
Owen S. Rye
Washington: Taraxacum, 1981
Olin Library Stacks CC79.5 .P6 R99+
Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook
Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1987
Olin Library Stacks NK370. R49 1987+
Stone Tools : Theoretical Insights into Human Prehistory
Edited by George H. Odell
New York: Plenum Press, 1996
Olin Library Stacks GN799. T6 S83x 1996
Lithic Debitage : Context, Form, Meaning
edited by William Andrefsky Jr.
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001
Olin Library Stacks GN799. T6 L56x 2001
Spatial technology and archaeology : the archaeological applications of GIS
David Wheatley and Mark Gillings
London : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Olin Library Stacks CC80.6 .W48x 2002
Fundamentals of geographic information systems
Michael N. DeMers
New York : Wiley, c1997.
Mann Library Stacks G70.212 .D46x 1997
Tip: Search the CUL Catalog using Archaeological Illustration as a Subject Heading to find more resources.
America History & Life, 1964 to present [Restricted to Cornell]
A complete bibliographical reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Année Philologique, 1969 to present [Restricted to Cornell]
Indexes periodicals, books and festschriften in classics and classical studies. It covers Greek and Latin linguistics and literature and Greek and Roman archaeology, history, mythology, religion, epigraphy, numismatics and palaeography of the ancient Mediterranean. For coverage prior to 1969, use print verions of L'Année philologique in Olin Library (Rooms 604-605) Z7016 .A61.
Anthropology Plus [Restricted to Cornell]
Combines Anthropological Literature (Harvard Universit) and the Anthropological Index (Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK). Indexes journals, reports, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.
AnthroSource [Restricted to Cornell]
Full text access to publications from the American Anthropological Association. Good for sociocultural and linguistic anthropology. Some coverage on medical anthropology and ethnoarchaeology.
ATLA [Restricted to Cornell]
Indexes journals and edited books on all fields relating to religion and theology. Good for Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Studies. May also be useful for Classics.
Bibliography of Asian Studies, 1971 to present [Restricted to Cornell]
Coverage of humanities and social sciences in international publications pertaining to East, Southeast and South Asia. For coverage prior to 1971, use print versions of Bibliography of Asian Studies in Kroch Library Asia Z3001 .F2 +
Bibliography of native North Americans [Restricted to Cornell]. Also available on Disc in the Electronic Text Center, Olin Ref Z5114.B58 CD-ROM.
Indexes works from the sixteenth century to the present with citations to literature about native people of North America; from northern Mexico, to Alaska, Canada and Eastern Siberia. Supersedes Murdock's Ethnographic Bibliography of North America.
FRANCIS [Restricted to Cornell]
Indexes periodicals in religion, the history of art, and literature, with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature. FRANCIS covers 1984 to the present.
GeoRefs[Restricted to Cornell]
Indexes over 45000 periodicals in geology and geophysics, but includes: paleontology, human origins, primates and biological evolution.
Historical Abstracts, 1954 to present. [Restricted to Cornell]
Includes annotated references to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada which are covered in "America: History and Life"). Covers over 2000 journals, including historical journals and journals in the social sciences and humanities.
PrimateLit [Restricted to Cornell]
Covers scientific literature (books chapters, books, articles, technical reports) on nonhuman primates from 1940 to the present. Subject areas include behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography.
Web of Science, dates of coverage vary [Restricted to Cornell]
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), 1975 to present
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) 1945 to present
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) 1956 to present
Multidisciplinary databases covering journal articles in archaeology, geology, anthropology.
Site reports are core sources of archaeological excavation. They provide the nuts and bolts of excavation sites, features and artifacts found. These sources include the location and size of an archaeological site, its chronological placement, the extent of the excavation, architecture, floor plans, artifacts, drawings and photographs. They also include the quantities and types of artifacts found. This allows other archaeologists to make comparisons and interpretations of the past. Site reports are published a monographs, e.g., Tell Sabi Abyad, as chapters in edited books, or as articles in journals.
Site Reports in Books
To find Site Reports published as books or monographs in our catalog use the following words as a Subject Heading:
Excavations Archaeology (insert name of country OR site name) -- see below
for example, Excavations Archaeology Mexico
Site Reports in Journals:
To find citations where site reports are published, use the periodical indexes (databases) suggested above. Then find the Journal Title in our catalog.
Images of archaeological sites and excavation, as well as many archaeological artifacts in museums or in private collections have been recently digitized and made available through databases or the web. Here are a few image databases.
ARTStor [Restricted to Cornell]
Searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data. Covers the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.
Artefacts Canada [Restricted to Cornell]
Boasts 2.5 million object records and images, based on the collections by contributing museums and galleries. Items digitized cover the first millennium BC to the 20th century, and come from all corners except Latin America. Searches can be limited to find only images. Records indicate the artists' name, year of production, medium and institution where item is housed.
Art Images for College Teaching
Non-profit project by art historian and visual resources curator, Allan T. Kohl. Covers different areas of the world and time periods: ancient Anatolia, Near East, Greece, Medieval era, Renaissance/Baroque, Colonial period, and selectively from Africa, India, Indonesia, China, and Native North America.
Early Encounters in North America [Restricted to Cornell]
Database of primary sources that documents the people of North America from 1534 to 1850. Includes works by American Indians as well as a wide range of Europeans. Database includes prints, drawings, paintings, maps, bibliographies, letters, photographs, and original facsimile pages.
Ancient City of Athens
Photographic archive of architectural and archaeological remains of ancient Athens (Greece).
Images from History
Select artifacts from around the world and multiple periods. Includes paleolithic artifacts from Africa.
Pictures of Record
Commercial site with archaeological images in 'series' from Mesoamerica, South America, the Aegean, Near East and more.
Index covering Africana periodical literature and African Women's Literature. Created and maintained by D. Bullwinkle -- professional librarian and director of the Institute for Economic Advancement Research Library at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
Currently the database contains the signed, refereed reviews and citations to anthropology reviews published in American Antiquity and the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, as well as links to a number of online publications and sites. Only in select cases are the reviews available full text online. Produced by the Anthropology Department at the University of Buffalo.
Biographies online (minnesota)
Biographies of living and deceased anthropologists. International in scope. Website developed by anthropology students at Minnesota State University.
Organized with the assistance of the Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge, this website concentrates on Egyptology resources. It contains information from journals and magazines, to societies and archaeological digs.
NAGPRA - The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Produced by the National Park Service and the Department of Interior this website functions as the portal for laws and regulations, documentation and reports, including an FAQ section and contact information relating to NAGPRA.
National Archaeology Database
Webiste produced by the Parks Service to make available reports on archaeological investigation and planning, mostly of limited circulation.
Faunal analysis resources -- books, bibliography, and online sources from a practising zooarchaeologist.
American Anthropological Association
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