ANTH 10700 World Archaeology

Principal Periodical Databases

  • JSTOR
    Full text of articles from scholarly journals in many disciplines, including 162 archaeology titles, 51 architecture and architectural history titles, 134 anthropology titles, 470 history titles, and 14 paleontology titles. For most journals, you will not be able to access the full text of articles from the latest 3-5 years.
  • America: History and Life
    An index to journals covering the history and prehistory of the U.S. and Canada
  • Historical Abstracts
    An index to journals covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada). Unfortunately no coverage of ancient civilizations nor pre-history
  • AnthroSource
    Full text access to American Anthropological Association journals. Limited coverage of archaeology.
  • ATLA religion database with ATLASerials
    An index to religion and theology journals, but includes coverage of biblical and classical archaeology.
  • Nature
    Over many decades, archaeology has been a strong component of this premier science journal.
  • AATA Online (Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts)
    A database of abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Includes indexing of articles on the architecture of ancient civilizations.
  • AnthroNotes, from the Smiithsonian, focuses on archaeology as well as anthropology.

Locating Books: Subject Headings

For other topics related to Archaeology, try your best at out-guessing the catalogers who have assigned subject headings. Try several synonyms, related or broader terms if necessary. To give you an idea of how catalogers think, here is an example: The book Chaco Canyon: Archaeology and Archaeologists has the following subject headings:
  • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Chaco Canyon--Antiquities.
  • Archaeology--New Mexico--Chaco Canyon--History.
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--New Mexico--Chaco Canyon.
  • Chaco Canyon (N.M.)--Antiquities. New Mexico--Antiquities.

Locating Books: Call Numbers

  • CC: Archaeology
    Here you'll find books on archaeology as a discipline, and related subjects such as methodology, preservation, and study and teaching
  • GN281-289: Human evolution. Human fossils. Human paleontology
    As long as the emphasis in on the anthropological perspective, books will be found here. If the approach is more biological, the book will be found in QH368.
  • GN700-890: Prehistoric archaeology
    Here you'll find books on actual archaeological sites, excavasions, and antiquities, but only from the most ancient of days, and not all books on those topics will be here.
  • D through F: History
    Here you may find books about archaeological sites, excavasions, and antiquities, if they date back only as far as the historical era. For example, some books on the archaeology of Africa will be found in the DTs, but others will be found in the GNs. Most books on the archaeology of Indians of North America will be found between E77 and E99.