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 Rome Department of the German Archeological Institute developed out of the Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica founded in 1829. The oldest European research institution, the Rome Department became a public institution supported by the Prussian state in 1871. Today the library's holdings are of international significance, a result of the Institute's long history and the many generous private donations it has received. Its holdings include one of the largest specialized photo collections in Italy, an extensive reference collection for academic research, including the well-established archive and the archeological bibliography (Realkatalog) that allows for the search of relevant publications. In particular, the collection focuses on Italian and North African Archeology from the pre-historical to the medieval periods.
Gordion is one of the most important sites of the ancient world. It is known primarily as the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians, a people who dominated much of central Anatolia during the early first millennium BCE. With its monumental Phrygian architecture, an extensive destruction level dating to around 800 BCE, and a series of wealthy tombs belonging to Phrygian royalty and other elites, Gordion is the premier archaeological type-site for Phrygian civilization. As such, it is on a par with Athens, Rome, Pompeii, the Hittite capital at Hattusha, and Babylon in elucidating for us the material achievements of an ancient civilization.
The Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley offers a program for graduate students with interdisciplinary interests in the ancient worlds of the Near East, Greece, Rome, and Late Antiquity. The program leads to M.A. and Ph.D degrees in areas that combine work in history, art, archaeology, religion, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, and related disciplines of ancient studies. Its purpose is to encourage interdepartmental pursuits that take advantage of the rich diversity of resources available at Berkeley.
Graduate students participate in the Archaeology Program through their affiliate departments, from which they will ultimately receive their PhD degree. The following departments are affiliated with the Stanford Archaeology Center: Anthropology, Biology, Classics, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Art and Art History, Cantor Arts Center, Campus Archaeology, The School of Earth Sciences, History
The Department of Classics offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classics with specializations both in Greek and Roman Archaeology and in Aegean Prehistory. For the past sixty years, the University of Cincinnati has trained students at the doctoral level and its graduates are among the most distinguished archaeologists in the field of Mediterranean archaeology. Recent graduates have assumed academic and research posts in the Academy at Athens, Drew University, Greek Archaeological Service, J. Paul Getty Center, Ohio University, Tulane University, University of Arizona at Tucson, University of Cincinnati, University of Cyprus, University of Leuven, University of London, University of Maryland-European Division, University of North London, University of Western Ontario, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Xavier University.
Archaeology and prehistory are represented by a core group of full-time faculty within Anthropology and by supporting faculty in other departments such as Classics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History of Art, and Geology and Geophysics. Specialties include areal foci on Mesoamerica and South America, the Near East, China, and Africa; the origins of agriculture; the development of complex societies; and ethnoarchaeology. The Department has laboratory facilities for archaeological research, as well as access to major collections held by the Peabody Museum. Training is available also in methods of faunal analysis, ceramic analysis, archaeometallurgy, satellite image analysis and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
UC Berkeley offers a combined MA/PhD program in Classical Archaeology. Most students are admitted after the BA and earn an MA on the way to the PhD, but a few students with an MA from elsewhere are admitted directly to the PhD program. We do not consider applications for MA work only. Study leading through the M.A. to the Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology is intended to ensure that students are fully competent in Greek and Latin and have a good understanding of historical method, as well as a thorough training, including experience in fieldwork, in Greek and Roman archaeology. Degree recipients should be qualified either for a major museum post, or for university teaching up to senior undergraduate level in the ancient languages and in ancient history, and at all levels including graduate instruction in large areas of ancient archaeology and art history.
Thematic and alphabetical listings of State archaeological museums and private collections in Greece.
Project Troia, the joint University of Cincinnati and University of Tuebingen excavations at Ilion, as the site was known in the Greek and Roman periods, has cataloged a great variety of ceramic finds. This digital publication is a guide to the Greek through Byzantine ceramics found at the site. It consists of catalogs that illustrate items from the Geometric through Byzantine periods, including decorated finewares, slipped tablewares, utilitarian vessels and lamps and transport amphoras. By date, the material spans from the early Iron Age in the tenth century BC to the late fifteenth century AD, when a small Byzantine settlement was finally abandoned. The largest gap is from the early seventh through thirteenth centuries, when the city lay largely abandoned following decline that set in after an early sixth century earthquake. As material is added, the catalogs will become a comprehensive resource for the study of pottery from Ilion. When available, high-resolution images and profile drawings accompany catalog entries. 
Unprovenanced objects and forgeries