This is the homepage of the French academic journal 'Histoire and Mesure,' which is devoted to scholarly studies of history with reference to statistical information and other methods of quantifying and measuring historical data. The journal, published by Éditions de l'École des hautes études sciences sociales (EHESS), runs back to 1986. Back issues are posted online, offering abstracts, tables of contents, and, less commonly, the whole text of editorial introductions. Topics are international in focus and include the whole range of historical time periods, since this journal also addresses quantifying techniques in archaeology. With these studies, the journal's editors aim to analyse the content, context and significance of historical data, thereby transcending preconceived categories and approaches from specific fields of history. The site provides indexes of articles by author, geographical focus, time period and key words. Submission details for authors and subscription information is posted.
This webpage part of the Anthropological Resources on the Internet (ARI) website publishes an updated list of mailing lists of relevance to anthropology and archaeology, including a separate page for distribution lists. For each entry there is a short description of the mailing list and details on how to subscribe. There are international entries beyond US and UK based lists. Mailing lists can be a very useful tool to hear the latest topics being discussed or ask for help. The list might not be comprehensive or fully updated, but it is recent enough and containing sufficient information to get started. Anyone seriously interested in archaeology might find this resource useful.
Antiquity Journal is one of the foremost publications within archaeology, and has been a premier medium of international archaeological debate for over 80 years. This website provides access to the online version of the journal (subscription required), and provides additional free open-access online information and resources. Primary amongst these is the Project Gallery, a series of short papers (complete with colour images) showcasing research projects and excavations from around the world. This resource is constantly expanding as new papers are received. Other new features include: An online archive of all past issues since 1927 (subscription required, except for featured free archive articles); a selection of free book reviews and review articles; a section devoted to newly completed doctorates; a section of tributes to recently deceased archaeologists; a new books list, a bookshop section and up-and-coming events (e.g. conferences).
"Archaeologica" is an online source for archaeological news and information. Its main feature it that it is updated daily - a quality absent from most archaeological news websites. The website is part of the "Archaeology on the Net" web-ring, which itself is owned by one of Archaeologica's collaborators. Archaeologica began as a single news topic section on the bulletin board "Archaeological News". This award-winning website publishes a weekly podcast. In addition to archaeological news, the website has its own forum, and maintains a page of web-based archaeological resources.
This is the website of "The Archaeology Channel", a venture managed by Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) in Oregon, USA. The website offers videos which introduce a variety of archaeological sites and projects in the world as well as general aspects of archaeology. The website offers a rich catalogue of videos as well as some interviews (a few audio-only) on a variety of topics. Since the website is acting as an archive, the quality of productions varies a lot. Some of the videos are relevant to anthropology and not archaeology. Users may to choose form three resolutions depending upon their connection speed in either Windows Media Player and RealPlayer formats. A number of DVDs can also be purchased from the shop of this website.
Collecting together news articles from newspapers and magazines around the world, the "Archaeology daily news" website offers day by day access to the latest stories relating to archaeology, anthropology, paleontology and fossils. The international database of articles and press releases are available, in English, directly on the website as well as via RSS feeds, PDA downloads, and email newsletter. The website also has an accompanying Twitter site. The archive, going back to November 2008, can be searched by keyword or by date.
The "Archaeology" website is the online companion to the paper magazine "Archaeology", the official publication of the Archaeological Institute of America. The site features abstracts from the paper magazine's current issue and a limited number of full-text articles. Back issues since 1996 are available, mostly with full-text articles. It also provides information about a wide range of relevant online resources and forthcoming events, conferences and museum exhibitions. The website largely acts as an accompaniment to the published version and contains information on the current issue (full-text of news, reviews and selected articles) as well as how to subscribe to the magazine and details on back issues. A search facility gives an archived index of past articles. There is also an online shop, archaeological travel advice and subscription opportunities. Readers are also able to sign up for email updates which give the latest archaeological news. The resource contains an extensive news sections with a number of daily "latest news" articles and a "world roundup" of recent archaeological events around the globe. There is also a detailed Events section which contains details on US and International museum exhibitions, society events and lectures as well as archaeology on TV and conferences. The website also has a "On this day in history" calendar. The website is regularly updated.
"Archaeology.Info" aims to serve both the academic community (involved in the field of human evolution) and the public at large. It strives to be a forum for the unity of ideas and to synthesise a common human evolutionary model, amidst the great uncertainty that surrounds this field of study. It also strives to popularise the idea of our shared past, in order to inform the general public. The website features an online glossary for archaeology and anthropology, a reference guide detailing online resources associated with archaeology and anthropology and a fresh perspectives section where new ideas are presented for debate. The website also features information pertaining to the Hominidae family. Information is given for the species Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and Homo, and is accompanied by visual recreations of each respective hominid. A photographic collection of well-known hominid skulls is also provided with species-specific information and diagnostic features based upon existing fossil evidence. The site also has a collection of online articles relating to human evolution. Undergraduate students in particular may find this website useful.
ARCHway is a free service intended to benefit anyone involved in archaeological research. The website provides access to the archaeological journal holdings of over 20 UK universities, museums, and private libraries, united to create one single searchable resource. Over 2300 journal titles are included. Facilities available include an archaeological journal locator, for queries regarding library holdings for specific journals, and an A to Z browsable list of available journals. Also available is a Citation Index for a selected number of journals (searchable by keyword), while locations, contact information and hyperlinks are also provided for each of the participating libraries. ARCHway receives funding from the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP).
This website makes available an extensive English - German dictionary of archaeological terms. For some highlighted words there is also a short definition, in the language of the highlighted word. Many translated words are also typical of German ancient cultures or very technical and therefore may be nearly impossible to translate using a conventional dictionary. This is a very simple website, but can be extremely useful to any English or German speaking archaeologist, who has limited or no knowledge of the other language.
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) was a nationally funded service that helped discover, create and preserve digital collections in all areas of the arts and humanities. The AHDS managed some 5,000 high-quality data resources and provided access to many other complementary resources which are managed by others. Funding ended in 2008, and this work continues at a local/subject level by for example: the Centre for e-Research at King's College London, the Archaeology Data Service (ADS); the Oxford Text Archive (OTA); the History Data Service (HDS); and the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).
Assemblage is an ejournal of Archaeology published by graduate students. One aim of the journal is to give graduate students experience of publishing academic work; another aim is to present readers with stimulating articles relating to broad range of archaeological subjects. The journal carries articles from graduate students, established scholars and professional archaeologists. The first issue has been published in October 1996 and subsequent issues have appeared irregularly. Topics include prehistoric and Roman Britain; ancient Greece; theoretical archaeology; landscape archaeology; lithics; GIS; computerised 3D facial reconstruction; osteoarchaeology; Anglo-Saxon burials. Each issue, compiled by a different group of editors (and thus each has a different 'look and feel'), also includes reviews, information pages, and a selection of more light-hearted writings.
The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) is dedicated to helping 'people explore and appreciate our world', and to the promotion of interpretation as a professional activity. The Association's website will be of use to researchers interested in cultural studies and heritage issues. Details of membership, forthcoming events, and other resources available from the Association are on the website. A news section provides articles surrounding heritage-interpretation subjects and the events area includes information about events and conferences. A directory of heritage interpretation consultants is also provided. This website offers an unusual perspective on heritage sites with the varying demands of the public, academic community and the preservation of the sites and artefacts themselves.
The Athena Review is a quarterly publication for archaeologists and historians. Its geographical scope is worldwide, and it covers all periods from the Palaeolithic to the early modern. Many issues focus on specific areas, such as Roman Britain or European exploration of Central America. This website gives brief descriptions of each article in each back issue, with some articles provided in their entirety. An extended 'featured article' is reproduced from each edition. The site contains a news section, which is kept up-to-date with stories on the latest archaeological and paleoanthropological discoveries published on reputable sites elsewhere on the Internet. There is an area of the site devoted to exhibition reports (including images of some of the exhibits), and another to book reviews. An extensive list of annotated Internet links is provided organised by subject area, and an index of subjects points to editions of the journal in which those subjects were covered. Submission guidelines for contributors may be found here, as can subscription details. Although some material from the journal is only available to subscribers, there is more than enough content on this site to make it a useful resource in its own right.
The German Archaeological Institute is a department of German Federal Foreign Office. The Institute undertakes archaeological excavations and scientific research within Germany and also in a number of other countries. The website offers short summaries of all of their current projects and a number of reports from previous projects are available for download as PDF files. Full details of monographs and the contents of the Institutes journals are also present. There is information about the facilities and archives held in their German and overseas offices. The website is easily navigated via drop down menus at the top of most pages and hyperlinks within the pages. Translation of the pages to English is not complete and sections in German are to be found scattered about the content.
The Digital Imaging Project website provides thousands of JPEG images from slides taken and scanned by American Art History professor Mary Ann Sullivan (Bluffton University). The images are of sculpture and architecture from a very wide range of countries and historical periods, from early medieval Irish high crosses and tenth-century Cambodian palaces to the Millennium Park in Chicago. The choice of subjects reflects Sullivan's travels and covers sites in: Austria; Canada; Egypt; France; Greece; India; Ireland; Italy; Mexico; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal; Spain; United Kingdom; United States; and Vietnam. Brief commentaries on the photographed sites are also provided. There are detailed indexes arranged by geographical location, name of architect or artist, and chronology. The images may be downloaded for free for personal and educational use, on the understanding that credit is given where due. Further images will be added to the collection in the future.
The European Journal of Archaeology (EJA) is the official journal of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), which seeks to promote open debate amongst archaeologists committed to a new idea of Europe in which there is more communication across national frontiers and more interest in interpretation. The journal is published three times a year, by Sage Publications. Included on the site is information about the Association, notes for authors, an online sample copy, tables of contents with abstracts, and subscription details. A separated blog contains archaeological news and provides access to some reviews from the journal with the possibility of adding comments.
The University of Pennsylvannia's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology runs a magazine called "Expedition", published three times a year. The online version is freely available with the full text of all back issues (since 1958), plus selected articles from the current issue. The magazine is aimed at researchers, students, and the general public, and covers a broad range of issues as it seeks to provide the latest results and findings from archaeological excavations and research around the world. It is well illustrated, attractively presented and appeals to a broad audience.
"Explorator" is a weekly mailing list that contains a list of headlines and links from online resources providing an overview of all what made into the news during the week and is relevant to archaeological research, including Classics, numismatics and anything related to the past. The list is well structured and often provides multiple links for each story, but it should be noted that it is not exhaustive. It is a fundamental tool to stay updated on the latest about archaeology, and the author usually spots and warns about bogus stories. Chances are that you receive already Explorator as part of other mailing lists, such as BRITARCH-NEWS. The website allows to easily subscribe, unsubscribe and read past issues of the newsletter, including the most recent one. However, due to the nature of online news, many links will expire quickly or become outdated and it is recommended to subscribe and read it weekly.
The website 'Employability Resources' is a subpage of the main site of The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology. It features employment statistics for the humanities and especially history, classics and archaeology. Links off the main list provided on the homepage open up to many pages of extensive information, some of which is available through links to external sites. The resources gathered here include or deal with: journals and conferences on employability in the humanities; the employability of history graduates; adult learners in archaeology; archaeology labour market intelligence; enterprise and career management skills; how to present skills developed though a humanities education to employers; developing team-building skills in archaeology; and various sources on the relationship between the curriculum and careers which graduates ultimately attain. This information will be of particular interest to humanities doctoral students who are job hunting.
'Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology' is a subpage of the History, Classics, and Archaeology Division of the Higher Education Academy. These pages focus on teaching techniques for discussing diversity as it relates to the study of the past in the United Kingdom. The site offers a number of resources for teachers, with sections on: Employability; Widening Participation; and E-learning. Each subsite offers guides; projects and reports; and further resources on the university's homepage and on the Web. Also, there is a page dedicated to each of the subjects, containing information on: resources for teaching, funding opportunities; guides for teaching practice; projects; news; networks and groups. The site secondly features a list of past, current and future events related especially to history curricula and classics colloquia which address pedagogical issues of diversity. The site also offers a links page, onsite search engine and contact form.
The HEIRNET register contains details of Historic Environment Information Resources held by organisations from across the UK. The register includes details of National Monuments Records, Sites and Monuments Records, national thematic inventories, specialist resources and other information sources. By listing these resources HEIRNET encourages efficient and effective use of resources and economies of effort in data collection. The database contains over 350 records and users can search the register by subject, theme and name to find contact details and (where available) links to web-sites of potential interest. Users can also browse through alphabetical listings of the resources if they do not wish to carry out a search. The HEIRNET site also has a facility for online submission of new resources for inclusion in the database.
Internet Archaeology (ISSN 1363-5387) is an online-only peer reviewed electronic journal available by subscription. It publishes papers of high academic standing which also try to utilise the potential of electronic publication which allows readers to explore the data upon which conclusions are based. Internet Archaeology publishes: the results of archaeological research, including excavation reports (text, photographs, data, drawings, reconstruction diagrams, interpretations); analyses of large data sets along with the data itself; visualisations; programs used to analyse data; and applications of information technology. The Internet Archaeology advisory committee consists of representatives from a range of bodies and universities including: The Council for British Archaeology; the Universities of Aarhus, California (at Santa Barbara), Cambridge, Durham, Glasgow, Leiden, Newcastle, Oxford, and York. The Journal is hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Internet Archaeology's contents are archived by the Archaeology Data Service. The journal is predominantly in English but articles are also published in other languages (for example, French and German)as well.Internet Archaeology is available to UK HE/FE institutions under a national license agreement negotiated by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
'Les carnets de l'archeologie' (Archaeological notebooks) is the official web guide to over 150 archaeological projects in 65 countries sponsored by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to well known archaeological sites such as Java, Angkor Wat, Ugarit, Mari, Karnak, Tanis, Petra and Xanthus, the resources provides a worldwide guide to archaeological sites ranging in date from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. Individual projects and archaeological sites can be searched using a series of pulldown menus organised region by region. Each entry guides the reader through the important discoveries at the site as well as providing useful archaeological, historical and geographical background accompanied by a rich corpus of images and maps so the resource can be used like an online encyclopaedia. Bibliographic references and contact information for individual projects are also included. The majority of the website is in French but brief summaries in English, Spanish and Dutch are also provided and much can be gained from the French pages by those with limited command of the language. There is also series of web links to the major French archaeological schools abroad (Rome, Athens, Madrid, Cairo and the École française d'Extrême-Orient in Paris) as well as a guide to L'Éditions Recherche sur les civilisations (ERC), the series which publishes the results of projects funded by the French government. This website will interest a wide range of individuals, particularly students and researchers needing an overview of French projects abroad and for the insights it offers on the organisation of international archaeological work.
This website consists of the entire text of "Management of archaeological publications", colloquially known throughout UK archaeology as MAP2. In the full-text document "the principles of archaeological project management have been worked through in the context of a large-scale excavation and its subsequent programme of post-excavation analysis". The document is essentially a reference guide on larger field projects and attempts to address management issues considering both economic costs and scientific needs, striking a balance between the two. It is an essential reading for professional archaeologists in the UK.
"Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century (MATRIX)" is a website for college (FE) and university (undergraduate Level 1) teachers. It provides a series of prepared course materials, suggestions, guidance and ideas that can be used to improve teaching. The teaching material has been prepared by North American lecturers for American universities and this is evident in the range of subjects available. The materials are organised by course, though it is possible to use any of the assignments, handouts, PowerPoint presentations and guidelines individually. There are courses such as: theoretical archaeology; landscape; GIS; forensic archaeology; museum methods; and an introduction to archaeology. These courses have a universal relevance to most archaeological courses throughout the world, and therefore any teacher at undergraduate level should benefit from the various sections of this site. Many of the suggested ideas may be useful to engage students and professional handouts as well as PowerPoint presentations may inspire teachers.
The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research provides support for Cambridge-based researchers in many branches of archaeology. The Institute has a particular interest in the archaeology of early human cognition and places emphasis on archaeological science. The website has information on a number of projects currently being supported by the McDonald Institute either as project outlines in the annual reports or in some cases as full electronic publications. There are abstracts and tables of contents for the volumes of the McDonald Institute Monograph Series with direct links to Oxbow Books to order copies.A section of the website is devoted to the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre. The texts of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property and of the 1995 Unidroit convention can be found here in five languages. The periodical Culture without Context is published on the website.
'Minerva : the international review of ancient art and archaeology' is a major British journal established in 1990. The website has news and reviews from the current issue, and at June 2010 the magazine archives offer selected topical full-text features from 18 issues (July/Aug 2007 to May/June 2010), together with some reviews. There are also tables of contents. The website also has details of the editors, subscriptions, back issue sales, and contact information.
The Moving Image gateway (MIG) is a service from the BUFVC (British Universities Film & Video Council) which draws together websites relevant to "moving images and sound and their use in higher and further education". The site is arranged into a directory of four main disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. The Arts and Humanities directory is further sub-divided. Each listed website has been evaluated and described by the BUFVC Information Service and sites which service online audio or video content are highlighted.
This website makes available the Annals (Annali) of the Museo Civico di Rovereto, which focus on the two main interests of the museum: archaeology and natural sciences, especially botany. The papers have no geographical or historical boundary, but a recurring theme is the relationship of human beings to the environment throughout history. Most papers published in the Annali are freely available in PDF format. Topics include: the urbanisation process in third and second millennium BC Iran; Povegliano (Longobard necropolis); Ferrazzano; Badia Polesine; the relationship between humans and olive trees; Neolithic pits; archaeozoology at Colombo di Mori; Bronze Age in Trentino; the island of St Andrea Loppio. There are several papers on medieval archaeology and Roman antiquities, such as at Trento, Serravalle and Polesine. Many papers in the section on natural sciences may also be relevant to archaeozoology, archaeobotany and environmental archaeology, but some, such as those on the ancient use of drugs in the Andes and dendrochronology, can be of interest to general archaeologists. English abstracts are included in the PDF files. It is also possible to access some information on the collections of the museum by clicking on "museo aperto". This website, and its collection of papers, will be of most interest to researchers.
NetSERF is an annotated gateway to well over a thousand websites on the medieval period. The site is well maintained, and has a clear structure which makes it easy to navigate. Links are divided into eighteen main categories: Archaeology; Architecture; Art; Arthuriana; Civilizations; Culture; Drama; History; Law; Literature; Music; Paleography; People; Philosophy; Religion; Science and Technology; Women; and Research Center. The categories are further subdivided, and there is also an advanced search function. As well as providing a gateway to Web resources, NetSERF offers an online glossary of medieval terms, with almost 1500 entries.
New Archaeology is a website providing news and book reviews for those interested in archaeology. The news section gives links to various archaeology-related stories published online by the world press. In practice, American news sites seem to dominate, and stories are taken from general news publications rather than specialist archaeological journals. Neither are the stories vetted with great rigour - one link was to a spoof article about the age of the popular music group The Rolling Stones when I checked the site - although most of the featured articles do have some relevance to archaeology. The book reviews section is again more interested in publications for the general public than for the scholarly market, and the reviews themselves might as well have been taken from the publishers' catalogues. A section of web links directs the user to a handful of more academic projects. Although not the most scholarly website ever created, this may yet be of interest to archaeologists wishing to stay abreast of new discoveries covered in the popular press.
Passionate About History is an online blog of articles covering the history of civilisation. Maintained since 2002, it offers a frequently-updated set of postings covering recent developments in history and archaeology, including information on such topics as: major exhibitions; archaeological discoveries; and interesting articles. Each posting is indexed by keyword and includes a link to the resource from which the information is derived. An eclectic, but well-chosen, set of postings, this is a well-organised site that could function as a useful current awareness resource.
The PATOIS (Publications and Archives in Teaching: Online Information Sources) project aims to develop four tutorial packs to introduce students to the electronic analysis and use of primary archaeological data resources: monument inventories; excavation archives; research reports; and multi-disciplinary datasets. The tutorials are to be based on multimedia datasets deposited with the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and available through the JISC Information Environment. The project is due for completion in October 2003.As of March 2003, three of the four tutorial packs are complete: one on using monument inventories; another on excavation archives; and the third concerned with inter-disciplinary resources and the excavation of Christ Church, Spitalfields. Each is designed to take about 45 minutes to complete. The tutorials are interactive, prompting the learner to answer questions as he or she proceeds. Clear, practical advice is provided as to the use of electronic resources in archaeological research. The PATOIS project receives funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
This website explains to the public the importance of archaeology and provides some reasons to justify public funding in archaeology. Although the site targets the general public, it is an excellent resource for teachers alike. It can be employed as an introduction to archaeology and to promote further studies. The texts are clearly written for a North American audience, but they can be adapted to different audiences simply by using other archaeological sites as example. Another important reason to look at this resource is the difference in the approach towards antiquity between North America and Europe. Whilst in the former continent it may be necessary to defend the study of antiquities, in Europe this is often perceived as a duty towards the ancestors and a matter of national pride. Whether the study of archaeology needs to be promoted or not, this website provides clear information of what archaeologists do, and this can prove valuable in itself. The navigation of this website is very simple as it is well organised.
Sisyphos is an Internet search engine providing access only to archaeological and Egyptological websites. Similarly to Intute, the resources accessible through this website have been selected according to their scientific relevance. Sisyphos covers all aspects of Classical (Greek-Roman) Archaeology as well as the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations; Etruscan studies; and Egyptology. In addition, the website also lists general archaeological resources (history of the subject, theories, methods, institutions, excavation techniques). The bilingual interface in German and English is effective; it is possible to search or browse the listed resources. The strength of this website is evident for its core fields of Classical Archaeology and Egyptology, and within them, the ancient art of those civilisations. The available metadata is sufficient to determine the relevancy of the resources, but there are no descriptions evidencing merits and faults of the websites or the targeted audience. It is therefore recommended to use its search facilities performing a full-text search of the included resources; it works like Google but it yields more relevant results.
The Society for Historical Archaeology is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (AD 1400 to present). Geographically the society emphasizes the New World, but also includes European exploration and settlement in Africa, Asia, and Oceania, which are also the focus of this website. The website provides: information on the Society and Society membership; publications by the society, including the contents and abstracts of their journal 'Historical Archaeology'; and a selection of bibliographies.
The Society of Antiquaries of London is the second oldest learned society in Great Britain, and its library has been acquiring material since the early eighteenth century. Its present holdings number more than 100,000 books and around 900 current periodical titles. The main subjects covered are archaeology (especially British), architectural history and the decorative arts (especially medieval), heraldry, and older works on British local history and genealogy. The Society's prints and drawings, mostly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, form one of the largest collections on British topography in the country.All books, periodical articles and periodical titles catalogued since August 1988 are represented in the Online Catalogue. The catalogue may either be searched by keyword, author, or title or browsed by subject. Alternatively, it may be searched by multiple terms in specific fields. Searches return title, author, date and a relevance measure for matching records. These link to more detailed records which themselves link to associated author, series, subject and place records.Brief instructions on the search forms explain their use. More detailed help is available if it is required.
This German website has been designed by some professional divers involved in underwater archaeology. It offers some introductory texts, both in English and German, about underwater archaeology and shipwrecks. A few illustrated papers, in German only, are available under the section "Publikationen". It is possible to access a list of the papers and abstracts. It is possible then to download the full-text papers in PDF format from each abstract page. Subjects include archaeometric analyses on artefacts found on shipwrecks and concentrate on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Central Europe. In addition, advice is provided to divers wishing to explore for themselves some of the shipwrecks.
This simple website publishes a collection of dictionaries in PDF format, each containing about 300 words on the subject of archaeological fieldwork. Most of the entires are from and to German, but accompanying each entry is a number that enables users to identify that word across all the dictionaries. These identifying numbers allow users to create or print a multilingual dictionary. The languages included are Danish, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Spanish and Turkish. This is an essential reference tool for any student or researcher participating in European fieldwork projects or working with European friends or colleagues.