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 Archaeology Program at Cornell University is an interdisciplinary field that offers one of the few majors in Archaeology available in the United States today. Faculty members affiliated with several departments coordinate Archaeology course offerings and help students identify archaeology-related opportunities for fieldwork, graduate study, and professional positions.
The Archaeology Program at UNCG introduces students to past civilizations and cultures around the globe and to the analytical methods, techniques, and theories that archaeologists use to facilitate their study. The major is designed to develop anthropological, historical, and geographical perspectives in archaeological research, encompassing prehistoric and early historic cultures. The Program's faculty is actively involved in research and/or fieldwork in the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, North America and South America, and students participate in these or other field work projects in addition to meeting classroom requirements. Graduates of the Program are prepared for advanced training in archaeology and museum studies; cultural resource management; team leading in a variety of settings; and other professions for which critical thinking and good communication skills are necessary.
Human beings and their ancestors have roamed the earth for at least five million years, but only invented writing five thousand years ago. And for most of the period since its invention, writing only tells us about small elite groups. Archaeology is the only discipline that gives direct access to the experiences of all members of all cultures, everywhere in the world. Stanford’s Archaeology Program is unique in providing students with an interdisciplinary approach to the material remains of past societies, drawing in equal parts on the humanities, social sciences, and natural ­sciences. The Archaeology curriculum draws on faculty from a wide range of University departments and schools. To complete the requirements for the major, students must take courses from the offerings of the program and from the listings of other University departments. The program culminates in a B.A. in Archaeology.
The Department seeks to create an atmosphere that fosters traditional scholarly approaches to the classical past at the same time as it welcomes and encourages innovative methods and perspectives. The Department values the interdisciplinarity of the Classics and strives to achieve an integrated understanding of the ancient world that includes a full appreciation of history, literature, and material culture.
Boston University is a leading center for the study of archaeology and the only university in the United States with a separate, fully constituted, Department of Archaeology. We offer students a splendid opportunity to work closely with faculty in field study, in the laboratory, and in the classroom, developing professional expertise on an undergraduate level. While Boston University is an enormous institution with vast resources, the Department of Archaeology is a compact entity in which undergraduate majors, archaeology graduate students, and faculty interact with each other, formally and informally, on a daily basis.
The undergraduate concentration in Archaeology and the Ancient World provides students with the opportunity to explore the multi-faceted discipline of archaeology while examining the critical early civilizations of the so-called “Old World” — that is, the complex societies of the Mediterranean (not least Greece and Rome), Egypt, and the ancient Near East. The concentration, with its three tracks and its encouragement of fieldwork and independent research, is designed to allow students flexibility in structuring their own path through this remarkably diverse, and highly engaging, field of study.
The Classics department at Dartmouth offers four undergraduate majors and minors: Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Languages and Literatures, and Classical Studies.
The interdisciplinary major in archaeology combines the faculty and resources of several departments to create a program of study in prehistoric, historic, and classical archaeology. The discipline is concerned with the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of the material remains of past cultures and societies. The topics of study pursued within the program can vary widely, ranging from issues of human origins and cultural evolution to the study of Classical Greece and Rome; from the structure of ancient Pueblo societies in the American Southwest to the study of colonial life in Virginia. The program provides majors with a knowledge of archaeological method and theory and a thorough grounding in specific cultural areas. Number of students: There are approximately 20 archaeology majors in a given year. Many of the majors combine archaeology with a major in a related field such as anthropology, history, psychology, classics or biology depending upon their particular interests.
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 Curriculum in Archaeology brings together archaeology faculty located in five units of the College of Arts and Sciences. These units are the Departments of Anthropology, Art, Classics, Religious Studies, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology. The Curriculum offers an undergraduate major and a minor in archaeology. It also offers courses and research opportunities for students in many parts of the world, particularly in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Laboratories, computer facilities, and extensive research collections are maintained by the Research Laboratories of Archaeology. Additional archaeological collections are housed in the Department of Classics and Ackland Art Museum.