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

Pleiades gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create and share historical geographic information about the Greek and Roman World in digital form. Pleiades is a joint project of the Ancient World Mapping Center, the Stoa Consortium and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. It is supported by its institutional partners, and by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Editorial Board: Senior Editors: Roger Bagnall and Richard Talbert Managing Editors: Tom Elliott and Brian Turner Associate Editor: Michael McCormick Chief Engineer: Sean Gillies
The search engine for The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean--the on-line course outline of Aegean Prehistory based at Dartmouth College ( permits author searches of extensive bibliographies connected to 29 topically oriented lecture notes.
The Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) was founded in 1986 by Thomas G. Palaima as a research center pertaining to the use of writing in Minoan Crete (Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A ca. 1850-1450 BCE), Mycenaean Greece and Mycenaeanized Crete (Linear B ca. 1450-1200 BCE) and the island of Cyprus (Cypro-Minoan in the Bronze Age and Cypriote Syllabic script in the historical period ca. 1500-1200 BCE and 750-225 BCE respectivley). PASP was supported by the Comité International pour les Études Myceniennes, the governing international body for work on these writing systems, their texts and their cultures.
The Department offers programs of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classical archaeology. The program in Classical archaeology requires: a reading list examination in either Greek or Latin; demonstration of proficiency, by exam or through course work, in Greek and Roman history; examination on a topic in Bronze Age or Greek archaeology; examination on a topic in Etruscan or Roman archaeology; a special field or topic examination; an examination in an interdisciplinary topic. Doctoral students must complete and successfully defend a dissertation that makes an original contribution to scholarship.
The graduate program in classical archaeology at UNC provides students with broad training in classical archaeology, including advanced coursework in a variety of interpretive methods and approaches to material culture in the prehistoric and classical Mediterranean. The program offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and encourages students to work beyond departmental boundaries by taking courses in departments of Art, Anthropology, Linguistics, History, and Religious Studies.
The undergraduate program in classical archaeology at UNC is a separate degree track in the Department of Classics, focusing on the material remains of prehistoric and classical antiquity, while providing background in civilization, history, and at least one Classical language. The program of study is designed to give students a basic knowledge of the art and architecture of the Greeks and Romans, and to introduce them to the use of archaeology in the reconstruction of the past, including Egypt and the ancient Near East.
The graduate program in Classical Archaeology combines rigorous language training with interdisciplinary study of material culture, ancient history, and archaeological method and theory. In addition to developing broad competence in classical languages and other areas of classical studies, students in the program work with the department's innovative archaeological faculty in the classroom and in the field, and often with faculty in other departments, including Anthropology and Art History. The program prepares students to succeed both as generalists in Classics and as active archaeologists. Most procedures and requirements are therefore the same as for the program in classical languages; but the archaeology program also has some special requirements. A faculty member serving as Archaeology Advisor helps each student develop an individualized plan of coursework to prepare for these requirements efficiently. The core teaching faculty in classical archaeology includes Joseph Carter, Jennifer Gates-Foster, Adam Rabinowitz, and Rabun Taylor, along with John Clarke, Penelope Davies, Nassos Papalexandrou, and Glenn Peers in Art History.
Certifies professionals; collaborative project of AIA, SAA, SHA, and AAA.
Founded in 1939, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) was the first center for the study of North Carolina archaeology. Serving the interests of students, scholars, and the general public, it is currently one of the leading institutes for archaeological teaching and research in the South. Located within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's College of Arts and Sciences, it provides support for faculty and students working not only in North Carolina, but also throughout the Americas and overseas.