Chester Fritz Library

Archaeology and Prehistory

Encyclopedias and Reference

The following links will take you to encyclopedias and reference manuals to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on many archeological terms and concepts. Searching in an encyclopedia can also help you find a topic for a paper or project. 



Finding Articles

Use databases to find academic articles to continue your research. Below are the most helpful databases for finding relevant articles for archaeological topics. 

Good Starting Journals for Archaeology

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific time period or methodology, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help. 

Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on Anthropology are found under the "C" subclass on the fourth floor of the library. 

CC1-4960 Archaeology
CC72-81 Philosophy. Theory
CC73-81 Methodology
CC135-137 Preservation, restoration, and conservation of antiquities. 
Internet Resources

Digital Repositories, online texts, videos,and sources about archaeology.