Tuesday, December 31, 2002

ARD allows the user to look and see if a particular book has been reviewed by someone and posted. You can search by title, author, or subject.

ARD - Anthropology Review Database

Monday, December 30, 2002

This is a group devoted to 20th century artifacts. Along the left side are links to dating guides for beer cans, bottles, aluminum, cirgarettes, and other trash. You can join this group to discuss these sort of artifacts.

20th Century Artifacts

Friday, December 27, 2002

Here are links to sites about archaeological theory and methods. There is a large section on dating techniques, statistics, genetics, and equipment.

Theory and Practice.
This is a great site for links to archaeology sites and associations, journals, GPS, digital mapping, GIS, and historic archaeology sites.

Historic Archaeological Research Links

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Pump clips are those tags attached to beer pumps in bars that identify the beer by name and/or brewery. Many are plastic, but others are enamel or ceramic.

Pump Clips

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

This center runs a field school, has a Visiting Scholar program, does field research, and does a publication series.

Center for Archaeological Investigations
And here is another page about the French colonies in America.

Fort de Chartres III, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
Fort de Chatres was the center of French control in Illinois in the early 1700's. Here is the official page...

state of illinois - section
The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching, and learning project.

Virtual Jamestown

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Here is the Society for American Archaeology's Archaeology & Public Education Newsletter. It has articles about excavations, news about upcoming workshops for teachers, archaeology conferences, and other information. The Winter issue has just been published, with the Spring issue due out in early March.

SAAweb - Archaeology & Public Education Newsletter

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Everything you ever wanted to know about clay tobacco pipes! Actually, on Spanish Colonial sites, pipes are a marker that Anglos were present. The Spanish (and later Mexicans) smoked rolled cigarettes.

J. Byron Home

Saturday, November 23, 2002

This Center covers the studies of the earliest people in North America. It was originally called the Center for the Study of Early Man, but the name was changed in 1990.

They have a publication called the Mammoth Trumpet, and articles on Kennewick Man.

Center for the Study of the First Americans

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Friday, November 15, 2002

This is a very impressive web site on the history, artifacts, and culture of tobacco.

Breed's Collection of Tobacco History Sites

Sunday, November 10, 2002

You too can smell like the ancient Egyptians (no, not the dead ones!). Here is an interesting use of archaeological information, the recreation of Queen Nefertiti's perfume in recreated bottles. IMHO, would make a great Xmas or Chaunkah gift!

Fleur De Lis Perfumes - Perfumes of Antiquity

Saturday, November 09, 2002

This is slightly off-topic for archaeology, but it is a very neat site. Drag your mouse over the books and see the book below change. If you click on the upright book you are on, it will take you to a page about that subject.

Origins of Writing

Friday, November 01, 2002

The National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program's web site provides information about their substantial preservation programs, including indices of historic ships (searchable by state), lighthouses, and life-saving stations within the United States and its territories

Maritime Heritage Program Home Page
A virtual gallery of George Catlin's paintings of the American Indians on the frontier in the 1830's.

SAAM: George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
The web site of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association, They are currently working on the Meteor, a ship that sank in Lake Michigan.

Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association
A series of journal entries and photos on exploring Lake Michigan's shipwrecks.

Notes From the Field 2002, Exploring Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Shipwrecks II

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Here is where Carol David looks at archaeology and the Internet. I strongly recommend that people get involved in the forums.

Archaeology and the Internet
This site covers several different topics. I selected this page as representative of the section on the Levi Jordan plantation and the archaeology that was done there.

Archaeologyof the Levi Jordan Plantation
Just in time for Halloween! A web site devoted to the ruins and castles of the UK.

Haunted Britain and Ireland
Here is another archaeology blog from a student at the University of Minnesota.

Calling Doctor Jones...

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

AltaMire Press has this excellent guide and handbook to rock art research. It is a basic reference to the new dating and analysis techniques of the field.

Handbook of Rock Art Research (AltaMira Press)

Sunday, October 20, 2002

Here is a guide to doing maritime history research online. Some of the links are dead, but it is still a good place to begin.

Maritime History Research on the Internet
This wonderful collection of papers, web sites, library catalogs, and other maritime information has been compiled by Sub-Arch's member, Lars Bruzelius. A fantastic place to start your research from!

The Maritime History Virtual Archives
This site is from the National Park Service and is designed to help people working in historic districts. It gives definitions and examples of districts and guidelines. Unfortunately, you will probably have to enlarge the text to read it.

Working on the Past in Local Historic Districts

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

The Institute fof Nautical Archaeology has started a discussion list for news about the Institute. The list is announcement only, and will include information abvout projects, events, lectures, and publications. The directions to subscribe are on the page.

INA News

Thursday, October 10, 2002

An excellent site on beads, bead names, and other assorted information. The Center for Bead Research can also be found here.

Beads for all. The Bead Site is the Center for Bead Research on-line.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

This is a collector's site with a lot of excellent information on Chinese porcelain.

Antique Chinese Porcelain, Ming,Qing porcelain pottery, marks
A web site on glass and porcelain insulators.
Glass Insulators Reference Site
Another collection of squished coins from those coin machines that are found at amusement parks and museums.

Elongated Coins
This is a catalog of prehistoric sites in the U.S. Southwest. It has not been updated since 2000.

Archaeological Sites of the Southwest
Hey, hey! This blog has made it into print! The current issue of ARCHAEOLOGY has it here (and on page 66 in the print edition).

Web: Archaeo-Blog

Friday, October 04, 2002

An important web site for those doing both prehistoric and historic archaeology in Maryland. Not only does it have pottery descriptions, and dating, but it also has a bibliography and glossaries. An excellent example of the potential of Web sites for the study of artifacts.

Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland

Monday, September 30, 2002

The American Battlefield Protect web site is from the National Park Service. This program tries to save and protect battlefields here in the U.S.. There is a lot of news here as well as grants.

American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service
This is the web site for Missouri archaeologists. They have a section on ethics, and archaeological contractors in MO.

Missouri Association of Professional Archaeologists

Friday, September 20, 2002

The Great Buildings collection is on a CD with photographic images for both PC and Macs. It covers 750 buildings from around the world with architectural drawings, video clips, a timeline, 300 live 3D building models, virtual walkthroughs, and architectural topics.

Architecture CD-ROM - Design - History - The Great Buildings Collection
This is an online course about Islamic ceramics from the British Ashmolean Museum.

Islamic Ceramics Online - Frontispiece
The Ashmolean Museum in the UK has begun putting their ceramic collection online in a huge database, with photographs of each piece and its data. It is called PotWeb, and currently covers English wares, but plans to put the rest up soon.

PotWeb: Ceramics Online @ the Ashmolean

Monday, September 16, 2002

I mentioned The Archaeology Channel back in June here, but am pointing to it again since they are having: The Archaeology Channel
International Film and Video Festival, Eugene, Oregon, USA
16-19 July 2003


This festival, the first of its kind in North America, will feature films and videos produced between 1998 and 2003 about archaeology and indigenous peoples. No fee will be charged for producers submitting their films for screening. Further details will be posted on The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org).

-- Completed entry form (attached to this message as a PDF file).
-- Film produced in 1998 or later in an acceptable format: mini-DV or VHS [NTSC, PAL, SECAM]
-- A maximum of two films may be submitted by each entrant. Each submission must be accompanied by an official entry form.
-- There is no submission fee.
-- Optional - Director's Filmography (please attach if applicable)
-- If you want your screener copy returned, please include self-addressed, stamped envelope.

January 16, 2003

Richard Pettigrew

Welcome to the Archaeology Channel

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Friday, September 06, 2002

This site is a gateway to links on British Archaeology. It has links to journals, sites, education, fieldwork, and the like.

Council for British Archaeology Internet Information Service
This is the first fully referreed (i.e. peer-reviewed) archaeology e-journal. It is from the UK.

Internet Archaeology - Electronic Journal - Home Page
This Institute is located at the University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Thursday, September 05, 2002

A really hard way to go under a bridge if you are a towboat. This is from Finland.


Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

This is an important site for finding out about anthropology and archaeology in the news.

Anthropology in the News
SHA is the main group for the study of historical archaeology. Underwater archaeology is also included.

The Society for Historical Archaeology
Here is the Society for American Archaeology web site.

SAAweb - Society for American Archaeology
This is an excellent book catalog on Indian archaeology. If you click on details, you will get the table of contents and more information about the book.
Archaeology: Catalogue of Books from India

Friday, August 30, 2002

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Road maps are an excellent source for information on early road development and growth of population centers.

Road Map Collectors Association
Here is an account of the raising of the Monitor's turret that happened this summer.

NOAA Ocean Explorer: Explorations
A fun site, especially for older children.

How to Write Your Name In Mayan Glyphs

Monday, August 26, 2002

This museum has a lot of information on funerals, embalming, and customs.

Museum of Funeral Customs

Thursday, August 22, 2002

This is a great site for teaching kids about Ancient Egypt. It used to be known as the Tomb of the Chihuahua Pharoahs. There are lesson plans, a gift shop, fonts and graphics, screensavers, and lots of goodies.

Welcome to Neferchichi's Tomb at neferchichi.com

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

This is a very interesting site. It has resources, runs school programs, and has news.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum: Maritime Archaeology
This is a great set of sites that allow you to explore Florida's maritime heritage.

Florida Maritime Heritage Trail
The Biblical Archaeology Society runs several magazines, namely the Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), and Archaeology Odyssey. This site also has lists of digs and you can list your dig with them.

Biblical Archaeology Society
Into Archaeology is a site that covers many aspects of archaeology including software, equipment, articles, a newsletter, jobs, and channels. The channels have volunteer editors (rather like About.com), links and articles.

Archaeology Resources, Software, Fonts, Articles, Equipment, Jobs
Washington State has its own Cemeteries Association and a good website too!

Washington State Cemeteries

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Canadian ghost towns. From the site: "This site is dedicated to all those communities which, whether due to lousy planning, impossible dreams or rotten luck, just didn't make it."

Ghost towns in Canada - Great photographs and stories on ghost towns in Ontario and Alberta,Canada - updated monthly.
These photos include ghost towns and mining boom towns.

Ghost Towns | Pictures of ghost towns in Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico | Ghost Town Gallery
Andersonville is one of the better-known Civil War POW camps.

Archaeology at the Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp, Southeast Archaeological Center
Arbuckle's Fort was a militia fort built on Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) during the Indian-Virginia War of 1774, commonly called Lord Dunmore's War. The fort was built and initially occupied by Captain Matthew Arbuckle and his militia company to guard the Muddy Creek settlers. This website covers the 1997 and 2000 excavations.

Arbuckle's Fort Archaeology Excavation
Here is a digital photo collection of locomotives.

Steam & Electric Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad Digital Collection

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

For those of us fascinated by commercial archaeology. The Reno conference looks to be quite interesting.

Roadside Architecture: Society for Commercial Archeology
This museum contains a lot of important information for both archaeology and anthropology.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Home Page

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Except for the colors, the SHA web site is quite useful on finding information about the society.
The Society for Historical Archaeology
The Society for California Archaeology has an informative web site, but the colors are somewhat scary.

Society For California Archaeology

Friday, July 26, 2002

This is incredibly cool! The Severan Marble Plan is a huge map (60x43 feet) carved in stone between 203-211 Common Era. Only 10-15% of the map survives, in 1,186 fragments. So, this project is trying to put all the fragments back together digitally.

Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project Home

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

This web site discusses the mapping of the movie set for Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 version of the Ten Commandments.
DeMille's Lost City
Notice the spelling here. This site, although it hasn't been updated for a year, is an interesting place to start for educators. The "Archeology By State" section has a lot of interesting links.
I'm putting this site here because part of this museum is the Star of India ship. The museum has interesting events on board the ship and a lot of great exhibits.
San Diego Maritime Museum - Home
This is the California Lands Commission page for California shipwrecks, The site has an online database of shipwrecks as well.
Shipwrecks Home Page

Thursday, July 18, 2002

This is a great index if you need to know the details of a specific ship. You can also search by captains, ports, logs, and VIP passengers.
The Maritime Heritage Project: Gold Rush Ships, Passengers, Captains

Monday, July 15, 2002

This site looks at different ancient culture web sites including Rome, Europe, India, Egypt, China, and the Near East.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
This site (which has music on it) is the Cemeteries of Columbia County, Pennsylvania.
This site has been up since 1997, and is an excellent starting point for ancient Egyptian information.
The Ancient Egypt Site

Sunday, July 14, 2002

This is the web site of the HMS Pandora shipwreck, featured on the Queensland Museum site. Click on the "Place in History" link to learn the background, and the other links to see the shipwreck and the artifacts.

Queensland Museum - HMS Pandora - Archaeological significance

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Caribbean Shipwreck research has some excellent photos and final reports on the Capitana wreck.


Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Cities of the Dead is a guide to cemeteries in New Orleans.
citiesofthedead.net -- home
Today we will be looking at cemetery web pages. This one concentrates on the headstones.

Cemetery Monuments

Sunday, July 07, 2002

This site is for UK archaeology and is very rich in the various site types that are found there.

Popular Archaeology - the home of ARCHI, the archaeological sites index,map,history,tithe,ancient,earthwork, ngr, database
This site is devoted to military artifacts of Spanish Florida, 1650-1821. It includes artifacts found on shipwrecks, and the history of the area.

Spanish Colonial Military Artifacts - History, Archaeology, Relics
AnthroTech's site has a lot of good links on archaeology.

WWW Virtual Library: Anthropology
An excellent web site and exhibition on the history of flatware. The site includes chopsticks as well.

The History of Eating Utensils

Friday, July 05, 2002

This site showcases the Rietz Food Technology Collection. Here, the eating utensils are exhibited.

The History of Eating Utensils

Thursday, July 04, 2002

The Popham Colony was the second colony established in Virginia. Archaeological excavations have relocated its principal fort, Fort St. George.

Home Page
Archaeology Magazine comes from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). It covers all aspects of archaeology, including classical, prehistoric, industrial and historical.

Archaeology Magazine
AltaMira Press specializes in archaeology, anthropology, and museums studies.

AltaMira Press: A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Another excellent site and starting point. Here are GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and GPS (Global Positioning Systems) links, links to organizations and societies, and links to journals.

Historic Archaeological Research Links
This is a wonderful site, designed by Megan Springate. She has bibliographies, reference books, links, companies, discussion lists, and funding sources here.

Historical Archaeology Main Page
Five Points was a 19th century New York slum.

Five Points

Monday, July 01, 2002

Saturday, June 29, 2002

The UPM has both an excellent museum and a wonderful set of publications. They have the archaeological report from Martin's Hundred (although it is a bit expensive).

UPM Home: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
This is NOVA's companion site to its special on Pharaoh's Obelisk. There are two games on the site as well.

NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Pharaoh's Obelisk

Friday, June 28, 2002

This is the site of the A.D.M.A.T., the Anglo~Danish Maritime Archaeological Team, a non-profit organization. Be prepared for noise when you visit.

Anglo~Danish Archaeological Team

Thursday, June 27, 2002

This site is the perfect starting point for all aspects of archaeology. Kris has done a wonderful job here.


Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Just a short note on the spelling of the field. The British spelling is "archaeology" and is widely used in the US as well as in the UK. The American spelling, "archeology", seems to be used only by the US government and Texas. If you do a search on a search engine using the archeology spelling, you will find a lot of the paranormal, and wacky books using that spelling. Forbidden Archeology (a book) is my favorite for an example.
SWA has a great site with archaeology news, tools, and a job board. They also put out a newsletter called "Got Caliche?" that carries archaeology news from all over the world.

Southwestern Archaeology Inc. (SWA)
WEDA is a directory of contact information for anthropologists and archaeologists.

WEDA ~ the Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists
NCPTT is a part of the National Park Service, and is a great place to go to get information on preservation of artifacts. The Center offers grants as well.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
This is the site of the National Archeological Database (note the American spelling of archaeology). It has GIS maps (searchable), and a huge bibliography of "gray" literature that you can order copies from (also searchable). There are also links to the NAGPRA program.

National Archeological Database: National Park Service's Links to the Past

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information on archaeological sites here, as well as resources for teachers.

Cultural Resources - USFWS Pacific Region

Sunday, June 16, 2002

A photo gallery of New York's underground infrastructure.
Julia Solis | Underground New York
This is very useful for both policymakers and underwater archaeologists. It has maps, statistics and other factual information about oceans and their uses.

UN Atlas of the Oceans
From the Library of Congress' American Memory Project. A digital collection of photographs and text, related to Indians of the Pacific Northwest.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (American Memory, Library of Congress)
Seeking Sites Afar is another excellent staring point for archaeological research.

Point of Reference - Main Menu
So, you wanna visit Mayan sites without getting bugs in your ear? Here is the place.

The Maya Ruins Page
And, speaking of the Southwestern U.S., here is Crow Canyon. The Center has ongoing projects, publications, and a research database that is under construction.

Archaeology at Crow Canyon
SWA puts out the GOT CALICHE? newsletter, and has a job bank for archaeologists. They are currently raising money to stay afloat, and it is a very worthy cause!

Southwestern Archaeology Inc. (SWA)
A great resource guide for Europe.
VL - Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe
This 3D representation of a Hohokam Pithouse is a interesting way of doing replicas online.

3D Hohokam Pithouse

Saturday, June 15, 2002

This is the web site for the Nova Albion Project that is seeking to find all the landings of Sir Francis Drake in California. They are putting out a call for volunteers/

Home Page

Here's an underwater archaeology site dedicated to Nordic UW.

Nordic Underwater Archaeology
The Archaeology Channel allows the user to view archaeology videos in streaming media. You really need a fast connection for this (a 56K modem or a DSL line). I think that it is a wonderful mix of archaeology and modern technology. Though, IMHO, they need more historical archaeology videos...

Welcome to the Archaeology Channel
One thing to keep in mind about this blog. My first love is historical archaeology (which is obvious since I run the historical archaeology discussion list, HISTARCH). So I will be posting a lot of those sites. Also, I run an underwater discussion list, SUB-ARCH, so you will find a lot of underwater archaeology pages here as well.

The Wheatland Foundation is trying to save an 18th century house that was sacked by Union soldiers during the American Civil War. I love the name of the chief archaeologist, Alain Outlaw.

You can now get a Masters of Science in Industrial Archaeology at Michigan Tech!

MTU Industrial Archaeology Program
Albenga is a non-profit foundation dedicated to underwater archaeology,
based in Argentina, working in all of Latin America, part of the ProMare

The full name in Spanish/English is Fundacion Albenga para la Preservacion del Patrimonio Cultural Subacutico or
Albenga Foundation for the Preservation of the Underwater Cultural

This is the page in English.

FundaciĆ³n Albenga
The Society for Industrial Archaeology is a very interesting group that studies industrial sites. The have a journal, and chapters.

Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA) home page, http://www.sia-web.org, industrial archaeology resource
Another interesting starting point.
Archaeology Portal
Here is one of the best starting places for research on archaeology and anthropology.

Anthro.Net Research Engine: Anthropology and Archaeology
Since my basket is overflowing with new archaeology online sites, I have decided to start this blog. Instead of keeping all these great links locked up in my notebooks, I will share them with all.

If you have any sites you want me to visit, be sure to e-mail me at cohwill@ineedhits-mail.com