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The Maya
Mesopotamia
Chaco Canyon
Mali and Songhai
Touching the Past
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Aguateca: New Revelations of the Maya Elite
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0305/feature5/index.html
A 2003 feature in National Gegraphic Magazine, there's an excerpt from the article, field notes from the author and photographers, a flashback to 1894, an online-only image gallery, a map, related links and bibliography information.

Voyage into Archaeology
http://www.educ.sfu.ca/archaeology/voyage1.htm
Links, articles, and other beginner's resources in archaeology, including a simulation game called "Be a Time Detective."

NOVA Online: Search for the Lost Cave People
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/laventa/
Explore archaeological findings in Chiapas, Mexico, and try a "Be an Archaeologist" activity (activity requires Shockwave).

The Ancient World Web
http://www.julen.net/aw/
A large collection of Web sites relating to ancient civilizations.

Glossary of Archaeological Terms
http://www.smu.edu/anthro/collections/glossary2.html
What is chert? Why is dendrochronology important? Browse archaeological terms in this glossary.

Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archaeology in the U.S.
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/anthro/dlcfaq.html
Books,helpful information about careers in archaeology.

Archaeology
http://archaeology.miningco.com/
A collection of archaeology resources from the Mining Co.

Archaeological Institute of America: Fieldwork Opportunities
http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10015
Lists a number of archaeology projects as well as schools and programs that offer fieldwork instruction.

ArchNet: WWW Virtual Library: Archaeology
http://archnet.uconn.edu/
A large index of archaeological resources on the Internet, categorized by geographic region and subject.

Introduction to Archaeology: Course Schedule
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/h/ghb1/anth2/ant2-sc.htm
This professor's course outline offers background information on archaeological techniques and principles.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
http://eawc.evansville.edu/eawcindex.htm
Information about ancient civilizations of the Near East, India, China, Egypt, and many other places. Includes chronologies, essays, images, Web sites, and primary texts.

Mesopotamian Art and Archaeology
http://www.providence.edu/dwc/mesopot1.htm
A collection of annotated Web sites offering information about Mesopotamian culture and archaeology.

The Search for Ubar
http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/ubar/ubar_0.html
Describes the search for the ancient Arabian city of Ubar and how NASA's remote sensing technology helped to locate it.

Lords of Copán
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/copan/
Explore the tombs of Copán's kings in this presentation from National Geographic.

Welcome to Maya Archaeology
http://www.maya-archaeology.org/
Images of Maya art and artifacts from museums in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Belize. Includes QuickTime VR movies of some artifacts.

Mystery of the Maya
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html
This Web exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Civilization offers background information on Maya civilization, including a timeline and glossary.

The Maya Epigraphic Database Project
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/med/medwww.html
An online project to transcribe Maya texts and archive information about Maya glyphs (their writing system).

Rabbit in the Moon
http://www.halfmoon.org/
Explore Maya games and architecture, learn about their calendar, and transcribe your name into Maya glyphs.

Southwestern Archaeology (SWA)
http://www.swanet.org/
A nonprofit organization providing information about archaeological activity in the American Southwest.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/chcu/
The electronic version of a national park brochure describing the history and culture of Chaco Canyon.

Evaluating Models of Chaco
http://www.colorado.edu/Conferences/chaco/
A "virtual conference" designed to promote the exchange of ideas about Chaco Canyon and its archaeology. Includes a map of the canyon.

Anasazi 1100-1400 A.D.
http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rwj1/ana.html
Images of Anasazi art, architecture, and artifacts, including a ceremonial kiva.

Social Strife May Have Exiled Ancient Indians
http://www.santafe.edu/~johnson/articles.anasazi.html
A reprint of a New York Times article outlining a new theory about the Anasazi collapse.

Mali Interactive
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/arch/mali-interactive/index.html
News and information about excavations of the ancient city Jenné-jeno in the West African nation of Mali.

Mali Ancient Crossroads of Africa
http://mali.pwnet.org/
An overview of the history, geography, and culture of this African nation, including lesson plans.

Books

Adventures in Fugawiland: A Computer Simulation in Archaeology, Doug Price, Anne B. Gebauer. Mayfield Publishing Company, 1990.

Archaeology Workbook, Steve Daniels, Nicholas David. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide, Bill McMillon. Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Cities Then & Now, Jim Antoniou. Macmillan, 1994.

The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs, Linda Schele, Peter Mathews, Justin Kerr, MacDuff Everton. Scribner, 1998.

Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide, David Hurst Thomas. Macmillan, 1994.

Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries. Brian Fagan, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya, Linda Schele, David Freidel. Quill, 1992.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Kenneth L. Feder. Mayfield Publishing, 1996.

A History of Africa, J. D. Fage. Routledge, 1995.

A History of African Societies to 1870, Elizabeth Isichei. Cambridge University Press, 1997.

In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest, David Roberts, Willow D. Roberts. Touchstone, 1997.

In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology, Brian Fagan. Addison-Wesley, 1996.

The Maya (Ancient Peoples and Places), Michael Coe. Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Out of the Past: An Introduction to Archaeology, David L. Webster, Susan T. Evans, William T. Sanders. Mayfield Publishing, 1992.

Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya, William L. Fash, Barbara W. Fash. Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Then & Now, Stefania Perring, Dominic Perring. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991.

Time Detectives: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Recapture the Past, Brian Fagan. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

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