Fieldnotes: Digital Resources

A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

See also: Directory of Graduate Programs in the United States and Canada

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.
This program involves a two-month study period at the British School at Rome. It focuses on the archaeology, topography, art and architecture of the city of Rome, from the ancient to the Medieval period.
The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP) was a multi-year archaeological excavation and survey project in the Upper Tigris River Valley of southeastern Anatolia.
The URBS library catalog online permits researchers to simultaneously search the catalogs of the libraries of the various foreign schools in Rome, as well as the holdings of the Vatican libraries in Vatican City. Catalogs that may be searched include: Accademia di Danimarca, American Academy in Rome, British School at Rome, Escuela Espanola de Historia y Arqueologia en Roma, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Istituto Austriaco di Roma, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome, Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA), Det norske institutt i Roma, and venska Institutet i Rom
The Villa Magna Project aims at the investigation by excavation and survey of a large imperial Roman villa known from letters of Marcus Aurelius and its estate, and the subsequent life of the site, its fortification in late antiquity and the creation of a monastery among the ruins in the 10th century. 
The Wiener Laboratory is an active research department, within the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, dedicated to archaeological science in Greece. The laboratory was created through the vision of Malcolm H. Wiener and it remains sustained by his generosity. The Lab has grown since its inauguration on June 2, 1992, to offer a variety of fellowship opportunities, a library, and comparative reference collections, as well as a range of the specialist equipment and tools required by scholars exploring the past through scientific means. Research conducted at the Wiener Laboratory includes biological anthropology (the study of human skeletal remains), zooarchaeology (the study of animal bones), geoarchaeology (the study of soils and rocks, including metallurgy), and environmental studies (including the study of organic residues and botanical remains). Annual fellowships are offered in each of these areas.
The establishment of the Division of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum in 1902 by George Grant MacCurdy brought together the Museum’s archaeological, ethnological and physical anthropology collections under a single authority. Since then, through the University’s scientific expeditions and donations from Yale alumni and friends, the holdings of the Division have grown to over 280,000 catalogued lots.
The Yale University Art Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations. It holds a substantial collection of ancient objects, including material from Yale's excavations at Dura Europos.
Yeronisos, or "Sacred Island", is 12,000 square meters of calcareous rock rising dramatically from the swelling seas just off the coast of western Cyprus. Since 1990 it has been the extraordinary setting for a total island study undertaken by Professor Joan Breton Connelly and the Yeronisos Island Expedition for New York University. The project pioneers the integration of ecological and archaeological fieldwork toward the common goal of preserving natural and cultural resources.
The DAI compiles some of the most important bibliographies on archaeology: Archaeological Bibliography, Bibliography of the Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula, Subject catalogue of the Roman-German Commission, and Bibliography of the Archaeology of Eurasia (completed bibliography). You are able to search through the Archaeological Bibliography free of charge at the website of the DAI. The Archaeological Bibliography is expanded daily by the departments in Rome, Athens, Istanbul and the head office in Berlin, and it comprises titles collected since 1956 (approx. 400,000 titles). As a result of the involvement of the Athens and Istanbul departments in compiling the bibliography (since spring 2006), considerably more Greek and Turkish journals and monographs have been described and made available for research, in view of the holdings of those libraries.