There are many glossaries of archaeological terms available. This selection of glossaries covers a range from simple and general, to complex and specialized.

General Archaeology Glossaries

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world icon The Hominidae Project

world icon Glossary of Archaeological terms – Southern Methodist University

world icon Selected Archaeological terms  NPS - Southeast  Archaeological Center

For Students and teachers 

world icon Archaeology Adventure Glossary

world icon A Small Glossary of Basic Terms (National Park Service)

Specialized Glossaries

world icon Lithics-Net Glossary  of Lithics terminology

world icon National Park Service - Managing Archaeological Collections

world icon Archaeology UK Glossary of Terms Peoples and Places 

world icon National Park Service NAGPRA glossary

Content courtesy of Maureen Malloy, SAA Manager, Education and Outreach

page updates 10-4-2011


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