Saturday, December 27, 2003

This site is called Graffiti Archaeology. It follows the progression of graffiti on walls on a timeline. A neat site, but can it really be considered archaeology?

graffiti archaeology

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Terra Europa is a non-profit group looking for volunteers to excavate at Tropaeum Traiani, modern-day Adamclisi in S.E. Romania. This site was the location for perhaps one of the bloodiest battles in Roman military history between Emperor Trajan and the Dacian-Sarmation-Germanic coalition in 101-102 AD (First Dacian War). To commemorate the event, Trajan established the city of Tropaeum Traiani
(where he settled his veterans) and the Roman engineers built an immense
monument and war memorial.

There are excavations in the city center as well as surveying and excavation in the surrounding area. Participants may choose a 2-week or 3-week option: 16-30 July 2004 or 16 July-6 August 2004.

Home Page

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Here is a monograph on an 18th century Indian village in North Carolina. It is also available on CD-ROM.

Excavating Occaneechi Town
From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, comes this web site/archive of a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the the early 20th century. It includes first person narratives, slave accounts, etc.

Documenting the American South Main Page

Friday, October 24, 2003

Here is a report on a 900 year old ship in a coconut grove in India. The hull is apparently almost intact.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Here is a list (with the full text in .pdf format) of the laws and regulations pertaining to archaeology in the United States. The list includes the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987, the American Antiquities Act of 1906, and the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996.

Links to the Past: Laws and Regulations

Monday, October 13, 2003

This is the full text of W.M. Flinders Petrie's report from 1883. Well worth the read.

Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh: Table of Contents
A new collection of books and journals (full text) from 1850-1950. "Subject
areas include applied arts and design; food and nutrition; child care and
development; housing and furnishings; hygiene; home management;
clothing and textiles; institutional management; and retail and consumer
studies. This archive, containing materials published between 1850 and
1950, is searchable by author, title, and keyword."

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)

Sunday, October 12, 2003

A great site for archaeology students interested in dating techniques.


Friday, October 10, 2003

A collection of stereoscopic views of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The photographs range from the 1850s to the 1910s.

Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection
This is a great idea for a web site, combining geography and graphics to plot out ancient sites.

Ancient World Mapping Center

Thursday, October 09, 2003

The Ancient World covers both prehistoric and classical archaeology and civilizations. There are a number of categories including archaeology. The links include US sites as well as international areas.

The Ancient World Web: Archaeology

Monday, October 06, 2003

This is the U-166 Wreck Project (a U-Boat). This site will have daily updates of the wreck survey. Stay tuned.

Daily Updates from the Field, October 2003

Sunday, October 05, 2003

This site covers the archaeology of crashed World War II aircraft, and other flying vehicles. There is a site on Zepplin archaeology and history as well. A lot of good links.

Aviation Archaeology

Sunday, September 28, 2003

A great web site on Theban Tomb 99. There are a lot of great photos, dig diaries, and information here.

The tomb of Senneferi at Luxor in Egypt
A great web site on Theban Tomb 99. There are a lot of great photos, dig diaries, and information here.

The tomb of Senneferi at Luxor in Egypt

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Friday, August 22, 2003

Thursday, August 07, 2003

This association is preserving the art of blacksmithing. It looks like a good resource for helping historical archaeologists with artifact and process questions.

[ABANA] The Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America, Inc.
This is so cool! Here you can view actual videos of shipwrecks using the Windows Media Player.

Association of Underwater Explorers - UNDERWATER EXPLORATION THEATER

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

A new web site for Australian archaeology. Australia was originally known as "New Holland." How's that for a trivia question?

Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

Monday, August 04, 2003

Ever wanted to take a tour of Egypt? Here 's your chance, from October 4-18 2003.

Ancient Empires: Egypt

Friday, July 04, 2003

Started with archaeological specimens from Amsterdam, the National Pipe Museum has grown to include other archaeological clay pipes, a research library, and a publication series.

National Pipe Museum

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

A great site for locating Australian shipwrecks. The site has fact sheets, information about access, publications, and an overview of South Australia's shipwreck protection policies.

Ships' Graveyards of South Australia - Home page

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The Victoria in this site refers to Australia. This is an online searchable database for Australian historical sites (including archaeological ones) and shipwrecks.

Victorian Heritage Register

Monday, June 16, 2003

This site presents an interesting side of Victorian London, from the ghosts and cemeteries, to the photographs of the citiy.

City of Shadows

Monday, May 26, 2003

Here are fieldwork possibilities on Roman sites in Spain!

ArchaeoSpain: Archaeology Programs in Spain
Summer is coming and it is time to look for fieldwork opportunities. This site has been updated recently, and has opportunities all over the world.

Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities
The University of West Florida has an excellent archaeology program, with both terrestrial and underwater focuses. Here is their Archaeology Institute web site where you can take a virtual tour of their facility.

Archaeology Institute - University of West Florida

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Saturday, May 10, 2003

This is a fascinating site of a settlement of Black Loyalists. These were free blacks, many of whom escaped to the British side.

Birchtown Archaeology - Material Cultural History of Nova Scotia's Black Loyalist Settlers

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Here is the actual front page of the Interactive Dig.

Interactive Dig Mt. Vernon: Distilling the Past
Here is a dig diary of George Washinton's distillery at Mount Vernon. Brought to you by the folks at Archaeology Magazine.

Interactive Dig Mt. Vernon: Dig Diary Week 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

An interesting site for kids on Egyptology.

Absolute Egyptology - gods kings of Egypt, Ägypten Götter
Jason Burns of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program has just set up this site for professionals looking for work in the underwater archaeology field. Employers can also post here as well.

Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History Jobs i

Monday, April 28, 2003

The Southeastern Archaeology Conference (SEAC) finally has its own home on the web. Here you can read about the history of this group, see their publications, and join.

Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Here is a collection of photographs and information on the Chinese in California, 1850-1925. The exhibit includes primary source materials as well as printed material such as broadsides, sheet music, etc.

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (American Memory, Library of Congress)

Saturday, April 05, 2003

H-Museum is part of the H-Net network. This section discusses the worries about the current war in Iraq and its cultural heritage at risk as a result.

Iraq - The cradle of civilization at risk : H-Museum Current Focus

Sunday, March 23, 2003

This is SWA's (Southwest Archaeology) job links page. Here you can find links to paid and volunteer opportunities, archaeology job web site links, and guides to gradute schools.

SWA Job Opportunities

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Urban, industrial archaeology in Rotterdam. While they are not digging, they certainly are climbing all over urban structures and buildings.

Urban Adventure in Rotterdam
Here is a site that pays attention to what we archaeologists love best, the ground at our feet. DrainSpotting is for manhole covers, drain covers, spouts, and the other artifacts that deal with water.


Friday, March 14, 2003

The Detroit Publishing Company (DPC) did a lot of photography in the early 1900s. Here is an online exhibit, from the Henry Ford Museum, of views of Western America, taken by the photographer, William Henry Jackson.

Detroit Publishing Company Online Exhibit, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Fort Mose (now deep in a swamp) was the first legally sanctioned (by the Spanish) Free African settlement. The web site is fascinating and there is also a book.

Fort Mose Free African Settlement
If you were ever interested in railroads in Indiana, this is the site for you.

Christi's Web Design saluates the Daveiss county, Washington, Indiana railroad.

Saturday, March 08, 2003

The city of Alexandria, Virginia, has its own Archaeology museum. This site has information on walking tours, archaeology for the public. education, and other information on preservation.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum Homepage

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Here is an odd page. It leads to links of people interested in pseudoscience, weird archaeology, etc. However, it does have a page of debunking tools as well.

Fantastic Archaeology Index

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

NUA is the Network for Underwater Archaeology. They are a series of institutions working on the underwater archaeology of Ireland. Great links page.


Monday, February 24, 2003

The 2003 edition of the Archaeological Institute of America's Fieldwork Opportunies has now been published. You can also search the online site for information.

AIA - Fieldwork - Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Online
Here is the site (courtesy of the National Park Service) of the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER), National Park Service
Here is an excellent article by Bill Lockhart on dating soda bottles (2002).

Dating Soft Drink Bottles

Sunday, February 23, 2003

These are bibliographies for both anthropological and archaeological research.

Bibliographies for Anthropological Research -- Tennessee Archaeology Net
This site lists cemetery directories, articles and virtual memorial parks.

Cemetery Junction Directory -- Locate Active and Retired Cemeteries Quickly and Easily
The Athena Review is an online journal of archaeology, history and exploration. It has an emphasis on classical archaeology, and excellent pages of links.

Athena Review Main Index

Friday, February 21, 2003

A British plantation site that was attacked by Choctaw Indians and burned in 1780. The web site has photos and information about the excavation.

Augustin Rochon Plantation Site
This site covers French colonial pottery, notably French Faience ware. Faience is a tin-glazed earthenware, much like delftware. The Spanish used a tin-glazed earthenware as well, but it is called maiolica, and is found on sites in Mexico, Latin America, and Northern New Spain (the U.S.).


Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Here is the newest edition of the Society for American Archaeology's Archaeology and Public Educations newsletter.

SAAweb - Archaeology & Public Education Newsletter

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Enter the Gateway to Ancient Egypt! Here are short histories of the various dynasties, photos of the temples and other Egyptian monuments, a links page, and a bibliography.

Here is an archaeological game called "Virtual Pompeii". The game runs on all Windows OS, and only costs $6.99.

free software, discount software, dvds and more

Friday, January 24, 2003

This site features articles and extracts from documents about early US radio history.

United States Early Radio History
This Center has a wonderful set of bibliographies and source documents (available online) on the slave trade.

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition: Home
This is a great find. It has maps of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States up through 1850, and includes nautical maps, New York communities and neighborhoods, and other examples.

American Shores - Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

This web site seems to be British-oriented and covers a lot of ground from hominid sites to Cambodia.

Archaeology Today
This site is about prehistoric archaeology done in Poland from 1989-1994.
Archaeological Research at Oslonki, Poland
Here is a report on the Angra Bay shipwrecks (Azores, 1996-1998).

Angra Wrecks