Introduction to Archaeology
Archaeology 101 (PDF)
What is archaeology? This overview of the field of archaeology provides basic information about:
Our bibliographies, available as downloadable pdfs, are intended for a general audience and include a wide variety of topics relevant to archaeology and related fields.
Need a quick definition of an archaeological term? Check here for everything from "Acropolis" to "Ziggurat."
Movie and Television Commentaries
Our reviews, written by archaeologists and other experts, illustrate when and how movies and TV shows adhere to or veer from the archaeological and historical record.
Careers in Archaeology
Texas A & M University anthropologist David L. Carlson’s FAQ on archaeology, brought to the Web by Erich Schroeder of the Illinois State Museum
AIA Cultural Heritage FAQ (Word doc)
AIA Fact Sheet (PDF)
Ask the Experts
If you have a specific question about archaeology, you may find the answer here!
In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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