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A guide to resources, digital projects and specialized topics for the study of archaeology as an interdisciplinary field of research on the past and present.

Aboout this Guide

Archaeology at Brown is represented across a variety of disciplines and institutes. This guide aims to provide a basic level of coverage in available scholarly resources for students and researchers of archaeology from all subfields and persuasions. Geographically and temporally it is nearly impossible to comprehensively treat all the resources out there. Where there is a focus to this guide it is given to the regions of the Mediterranean and the Near East, however, some effort has been taken to provide coverage of other key archaeological regions and time periods.

Tetrapylon of Palmyra (Tadmor), Syria (photo, I. Straughn)

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Fieldwork Opportunities

The major archaeology societies often have portals for how to participate in arcaheology:

SAA -- Society of American Archaeology

AIA - Archaeological Institute of America

CBA - Council For British Archaeology

For info on potential fieldwork on a Brown project see the JIAAW fieldwork Page

Many universities and archaeology institutions run field-schools for college credit. A listing for some of these can be found on the AAA website

Other options include:

Acquisitions : paper and electronic : periodicals and books

You can always find new titles from the past six months by clicking on the new titles link from the library page. You can filter by language, topic and many other fields.

It is always possible to make a request for new materials.

For journals please consult the ejournals page of the Library website.

For a reasonably comprehensive list of ejournal hodlings at Brown for Archaeology click here

For paper only journals consult the "classic" Josiah catalog and search under Journal Title