Midwest Archaeological Conference - The Midwest Archaeological Conference's annual meeting provides a forum for sharing information on current fieldwork, research, policy issues, and preservation efforts throughout Midwestern North America.
Plains Anthropological Conference - The Plains Anthropological Society's annual conference provides a forum for sharing information on current fieldwork, research and preservation efforts in the Great Plains.
Society for American
Archaeology Meetings - Meetings of the The Society for American Archaeology
(SAA), an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation,
and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.
Society for Historical Archaeology Meetings - Meetings of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present).
Academic Programs in Archaeology - The Society for American Archaeology's (SAA) comprehensive listing of university-based programs in the US, Canada, and Latin America.
Anthropology on the Internet for K-12 - The Smithsonian Institution's Libraries provide this select list of Web sites, each with a brief annotation, as a sample of what the Internet holds for teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology.
Effigy Mounds Parks as Classrooms - The National Park Service's Online Teachers' Guide includes lesson plans by grade level and by subject.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures - A thoughtful essay on Why Study Ancient World Cultures? precedes an introduction to eight ancient cultures--the Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, early Islam, and medieval Europe. Links to other relevant resources under headings such as chronology, essays, images, Internet sites, and texts are included. Quizzes for most cultures are included. For example, see Greek Mythology Quiz.
Flints and Stones: - Real Life in Prehistory. An introduction to the world of late Stone Age hunter-gatherers through an exhibit of some of Europe's inhabitants and a visit with a Shaman. Discusses some misconceptions about the Stone Age, including when these people actually lived. Take a Food Quiz to see if you would survive as a hunter-gatherer today.
From Site to Story - Explore archaeology along the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota. Features the most up-to-date data and presents intriguing stories about the people and times of long ago. Survey achaeological and environmental data for the Northern Headwaters Region, Twin Cities Metro Area and the Red Wing Locality. Contains archived visuals (photos, maps, illustrations and paintings), artifact and excavation photos, searchable bibliographies, site reports and links to important web sites.
Links to the Past - National Park Service (NPS) information on our collective heritage, state archaeology week/month, participating in archaeology as a volunteer, and visits to national parks, including treasures held in over 330 NPS museums. Also found are Tools for Teaching which includes recommended books, magazines and journals, a guide to classroom resources and programs, etc. and Ancient Architects of the Mississippi, an example of one of the many areas in which the NPS is working to preserve and protect our cultural heritage.
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center Education Page - This site is designed for classroom teachers as well as educators outside the classroom (environmental educators, museum educators, home schoolers, etc.). The Services and Materials section describes the presentations, resource boxes, videos and other services that MVAC provides to teachers. Various sections of the web site have information and materials that educators may wish to use in the classroom. For information related to activities for youth in grades one through twelve visit the Events and Displays section particularly the Youth page.
Teaching Archaeology: A Sampler for Grades 3 to 12 - The Society for American Archaeology's education website includes information and lesson plans on topics such as the role of archaeology in the classroom; scientific methods in archaeology; the multidisciplinary science of archaeology; archaeological terms and much more.
National Park Service - The National Park System comprises 380 areas covering more than 83.3 million acres. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) - is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.
Superior National Forest Heritage Program - The heritage resource program on the Superior National Forest was initiated in 1979 and in subsequent years more than three thousand heritage sites have been located and recorded. Heritage resources include buried archaeological sites dating back over ten thousand years, to sites related to the area's more recent historic period beginning with European contact with Native Americans, through the fur-trade, logging, mining, settlement, CCC, Forest Service administration, among others.
Passport in Time - a program of the USDA Forest Service which offers the public the opportunity to volunteer on archaeological and historical sites.
Volunteer Opportunities - This National Park Service web site identifies many volunteer opportunities nation-wide.
American Cultural Resources Association - The American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) serves the needs of the cultural resources industry. The cultural resources industry is estimated to be made up of over 500 firms employing over 10,000 people working in a wide variety of fields, including historic preservation, history, archaeology, architectural history, historical architecture, and landscape architecture.
Eastern States Rock Art Research Association - a non-profit organization in the eastern United States whose major goals include the careful and scientific recording of petroglyph and pictograph sites; study of the context and structure, and possible implications; dissemination of research through the presentation and publication of scholarly papers at professional meetings; public education; consult with Native Americans and include them in meetings; work toward the establishment of repositories for rock art records of eastern North America; and to actively work to protect and preserve cultural resources.
Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist - The Office of the State Archaeologist is an organized research unit of The University of Iowa. The mission of the OSA, as designated by Iowa statute, is to develop, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of Iowa's prehistory and history through archaeological research, service, and education.
Minnesota Archaeological Society - The Society, established in 1936, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of archaeological resources in the Upper Midwest. All persons with an interest in archaeology--those just beginning to explore the field as well as avocational archaeologists and professionals--are welcome.
Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office - The State Historic Preservation Office oversees programs to identify, evaluate, register and protect Minnesotas important historic and archaeological resources. The Field Services and Grants sections of the department provide technical and grant assistance to encourage historic preservation and the development of local history organizations and activities throughout the state.
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center - The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center provides education about the science of archaeology and the ancient cultures of the upper Mississippi River Valley; conducts research and exploration of archaeological sites and artifacts; preserves archaeological artifacts of ancient cultures which flourished within the upper Mississippi Valley; and provides a regional center to promote an understanding of the prior inhabitants of this region.
National Association of State Archaeologists - The National Association of State Archaeologists' site provides a directory of State Archaeologists for the United States and its possessions. State Archaeologists can answer questions regarding laws, procedures, current research, educational programs, and other aspects of archaeology for each state and possession.
Plains Anthropological Society - The society's membership includes individuals from all branches of anthropology and related disciplines. The two primary functions of the society are to: hold an Annual Conference, the Plains Conference, and publish a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, the Plains Anthropologist.
Society for American Archaeology - The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.
Wisconsin Archaeological Society - The Wisconsin Archeological Society is an organization made up of individuals with an interest in Wisconsin's Historic and Prehistoric past. The Society was incorporated in 1903 and produces The Wisconsin Archeologist.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 1982, designated Cahokia Mounds a World Heritage Site for its importance to our understanding of the prehistory of North America. Cahokia Mounds is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Çatalhöyük: Excavations of a Neolithic Anatolian Höyük - The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey was first discovered in the late 1950s and rapidly became famous internationally due to the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and other art that was uncovered inside the houses.
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (Ardèche) - The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave incorporates several very large galleries that accommodate more than 400 paintings and engravings dating to the Paleolithic era (between 32,000 and 30,000 years ago).
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit - an Exhibit at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The Library's exhibition describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the challenge s and complexities connected with scroll research.
Dickson Mounds Museum - The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It explores the world of the American Indian through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.
Explore the Mysteries of Çatalhöyük - an archaeological site in central Turkey being excavated by an international team of scientists. Tour one of the earliest recorded cities in the world, meet the team working there, and see what they are finding. Find out what people ate 10,000 years ago, why scientists think they buried their dead in the floor, and what the beautiful paintings might be all about. Join in the "things to think about and do" from deciding which seed is which to drawing life events. Step into the Çat Cafe and have a chat with others about what you've seen.
Ohio State University -- Excavations at Isthmia - Ohio State University conducts a program of archaeological research, education, and publication at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia. Isthmia was one of the four great Panhellenic sanctuaries, active from the Archaic period through the end of Antiquity, with a rich period of medieval use as well.
Virtual Autopsy - National Geographic's autopsy of a 500 year-old Incan "ice maiden" recovered from the top of a mountain in Peru in 1995 and believed to have been a teenage girl sacrificially offered to the gods. View her head, stomach (for what she ate), muscles and bones, posture and DNA and read the remarks of the physicians who examined her. The experiences of the Andes Expedition during which she was found are included.
Yahoo's window on the archaeological world - Yahoo's Anthropology and Archaeology index.