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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.


Multi-colored stone block ruins

Unknown builder. Khami Ruins. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, ca. 1450-1650. Photo by Amanderson2 via Creative Commons license 2.0.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Handbooks and Histories

Handbooks provide an overview of academic research on a topic. These materials compile information about a topic or technique in an easy to use format. They are excellent places to start your research before delving more deeply into journal articles and other scholarly publications.

Oxford Handbooks: Asia

Oxford Handbooks: Islam