for Teaching Social Studies,
Geography, History, and Science
Archaeology Internet Resource Sites
- Archaeology on the Net. http://www.serve.com/archaeology
Archaeology on the Net is a powerful search engine with so many
electronic resources listed that it is somewhat daunting.
- ArchNet. http://archnet.uconn.edu/
ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for archaeology.
Archaeological resources are categorized by geographic region
- The Society
for American Archaeology (SAA)
The SAA, through its Public Education Committee, has developed
a number of programs and activities that reach out to K-12 educators.
To learn about their work. To view samples of archaeology
teaching materials developed by the Public Education Committee,
click here: www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/flyers.html
- World Lecture Hall. http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture
World Lecture Hall publishes Internet links to pages created
by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course
materials in any language. Some courses are delivered entirely
over the Internet.
- WWWorld of Archaeology. http://www.he.net/~archaeol/wwwarky/wwwarky.html
This site provides an index of archaeological web pages and
other on-line resources broken down by subject.
Archaeological Classroom Resources
- Arkansas Archaeological Survey (AAS) Flyers and Handouts
about Teaching Archaeology. http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/flyers.html
The AAS web site incorporates findings and educational tools
developed in response to the results of a comprehensive teacher
survey. The site contains many flyers about the value and goals
possible through archaeology education. It also has flyers on
the five primary Native American tribes in Arkansas and an interactive
history of the Southwest timeline.
- Classroom Connect/Realtime Mysteries. http://www.classroom.com
Classroom Connect provides educational resources on a variety
of topics for educators and students. The section, "Real
Time Mysteries," addresses archaeological research practices.
The site also contains on-line syllabi, lesson plans, and many
- Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists.
This web page is part of the Smithsonian in Your Classroom publication
and provides many educational tools including a background essay
and three separate lesson plans to address this topic.
- Glossary of Archaeological Terms. http://www.smu.edu/~anthrop/glossary.html
Developed and produced by Southern Methodist University (SMU),
Department of Anthropology, this web page provides accessible
definitions of common archaeological and anthropological terms.
- Levi Jordan Plantation. http://www.webarchaeology.com/Html/
- currently unavailable.
This site offers participation in a virtual discussion of this
19th century southern Texas plantation in Brazoria. The web
site includes information from oral history, genealogy, anthropology,
- Links to the Past. http://www.cr.nps.gov
This National Park Service web page includes educational resources
for use in the classroom, games, on-line publications, explorations
of specific National Park Service sites and initiatives, and
many other tools.
- Virtual Archaeology. http://www.educ.sfu.ca/people/staff/jmd/archaeology/
- currently unavailable.
This web site is still under construction but is already a valuable
tool for educators and students. Virtual Archaeology provides
a good K-12 definition of archaeology, a glossary of archeological
terms, pictures and definitions of the tools used by archaeologists,
and a "Be an Archaeologist for a Day" tour. There
is also an on-line game called "Time Detective" that
allows students to choose and explore one of four archaeological
- Archaeology and Education (SAA). http://www.saa.org/PubEdu/a&pe/index.html
Archaeology and Education is a quarterly Internet-based newsletter.
"The newsletter features information on becoming involved
in archaeology, including archaeology programs, workshops and
conferences; archaeology week celebrations; and fieldwork opportunities.
It also provides news on archaeology, Internet links, and book
- Archaeology Leaflet. http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/arclogy.htm
This leaflet on North American archaeology, from the Smithsonian's
Anthropology Outreach Office, discusses career information,
excavation, fieldwork opportunities, artifact identification
and preservation, and contains a bibliography.
- Archaeology Magazine. http://www.he.net/~archaeol/index.html
An official publication of the AIA, the Archaeology Magazine
web page contains special on-line features such as interactive
digs and articles with wonderful graphics and photographs.
- Assemblage: The Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology.
A British publication, the Assemblage web page provides full-text
electronic versions of the journal and a keyword searchable
index. While the publication does include many articles on European
archaeology, it also includes articles on general archaeology,
American (particularly Colonial) archaeology, and a diverse
range of other topics.
- Dig. http://www.digonsite.com
The Archaeological Institute of America's new bimonthly magazine
for young people contains well-illustrated articles that describe
recent archaeological finds and explain archaeological techniques.
The magazine also presents projects and games for its young
- Journal of Archaeological Science. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/0305-4403
The Journal of Archaeological Science web page has a limited
number of on-line articles but does contain a searchable index,
web link listings, and other publication information.
- Journal of Field Archaeology. http://jfa-www.bu.edu/
The entire journal contents are not available on-line, but the
web site does contain abstracts, table of contents, and searchable
- Science Magazine. http://www.aaas.org.
Published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, the on-line articles are highly technical with emphasis
on the biological sciences but also include the latest research
- Scientific American. http://www.sciam.com
The articles in this on-line journal, published monthly, are
somewhat technical and lengthy. This site is recommended particularly
for upper high school students.
- Scientific American Discovering Archaeology. http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com.
This is a new bimonthly archaeology magazine for the general
reader and specialist that covers discoveries in archaeology
and the archaeological sciences. Hard copies can be ordered.
- The Scout Report. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/index.html
The Scout Report web page provides many on-line publications
of value to students, educators, and professionals on a wide
variety of topics. They offer a K-12 Educators listserv and
a special section on archaeology and social studies.
- Archaeological Institute of America. http://www.archaeological.org
The AIA is the oldest and largest archaeological organization
in the United States. Its web page provides educational information,
Internet resources lists, publications, and career information.
The web site's education section is still under construction.
Under Resources, educators can locate information on new museum
exhibits from around the world and link to their web sites.
- The Friends of the Past Web Site. http://www.friendsofpast.org
This non-profit organization is devoted to the open exchange
of knowledge about human origins and American history. The web
page has information on the 9,000 year old "Kennewick Man"
found in Washington State and on the organization's publications.
- National Association of State Archaeologists. http://nasa.uconn.edu/
This site provides a directory of state archaeologists for the
United States and its possessions. State archaeologists can
answer questions regarding laws, procedures, current research,
educational programs, and other aspects of archaeology. Many
state archaeologists can be contacted by email, and some state
archaeologists maintain their own web pages that can be reached
through this site.
- Register of Professional Archaeologists.
The Register of Professional Archaeologists is a valuable career
resource, providing names and contact information of professional
archaeologists and an interface for employment dialogue between
employers and prospective employees.
- Society for American Archaeology. http://www.saa.org
The SAA web page has a variety of resources for users including
publications information and downloadable articles. The site
also contains career information on how to become an archaeologist
and a special members section with job listings. The publications
available from the SAA web site include their quarterly internet-based
newsletter Archaeology and Education. The site also provides
a list of state network coordinators who can advise on educational
materials and sites in their local areas.
- Society for Archaeological Sciences. http://www.socarchsci.org
The SAS web page contains extensive electronic resource listings,
including an exhaustive list of on-line publications.
- Society for Historical Archaeology. http://www.sha.org
This site includes a list of Internet resources, research guidelines,
information on historical archaeology, and publications available
both on-line and by mail. The web site also includes career
information on becoming an historical archaeologist.
- The Story of Sichuan. http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/sichuan/
The Seattle Art Museum has used HI-Space to create an elaborate
virtual reality experience for visitors interested in the Sichuan
archaeological site. Visitors can see several movies on the
excavations of the Sichuan pits as well as learn about the history
of the Sichuan site and local culture.
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