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Archaeology 220: Historical Archaeology

A guide to the basic information resources on historical archaeology, Archaeology 220.


This guide is intended to direct you to fundamental resources to use when performing research in the area of archaeology. The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but are intended to help you achieve a sound start to your work.

Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions for additions or other ways to improve this guide.

Slides from ARCH 220 Library Class (Feb 10, 2022)

Archaeology Journals

Reading about what archaeologists are looking at and seeing the questions they're asking can help you to come up with a topic and a research question. Here's a list of some journals. Look through the tables of contents and abstracts to see what archaeologists are talking about.

These links will take you to the current issue, but you can look at previous issues through the links on the left-hand side.

Online Reference Collections

Credo Reference Search Box

Reference books in the duPont Library

Listed below are some examples of what you will find in the reference collection in the library as well as in some of the online reference collections mentioned above.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.