• Do you want to use archaeology in the classroom?
  • Are you looking for an archaeological society to join?
  • Do you want to take a trip to visit archaeological sites?

These and other questions can be answered from these pages. Our information is designed to aid educators, the general public, and archaeologists. Below is a brief description of what you will find on these pages.

Educational Resources

This section provides resources For Archaeologists and For Educators. Archaeologists who are interested in working with schools will find materials on how to write lesson plans, state education standards, and information on contacting teachers’ organizations. Educators wishing to use archaeology in the classroom will find prewritten lesson plans and activities, links to other lesson plan pages, downloadable materials, and access to the award-winning newsletter AnthroNotes.

State & National Resources

Look here to find links to archaeological resources, agencies, and organizations within your state. You can also find links to national organizations, and a list of State Network Coordinators who will help you with your questions on archaeology.

Archaeological Laws & Ethics

There are state and national laws that pertain to archaeological sites, burials, artifacts, and repatriation. Look here for information on those laws. Also, archaeologists are guided by ethics regarding the study and preservation of archaeological sites and materials. Learn more about archaeological ethics here.

Public Perceptions

What does the general public think about archaeology? See what was learned in a recent Harris Poll.


There are many examples of successful collaborations and partnerships both within and between archaeologists and multiple publics with different points of view about the past. See examples of successful projects, conference papers describing community/archaeologist collaborations, and partnerships between archaeologists and various agencies and organizations, such as Project Archaeology, Passport in Time, and The Archaeology Channel.

Heritage Tourism

What is Heritage Tourism? Heritage sites are places of archaeological or historical significance that have been preserved and are open to the public for visitation. They often include museums or interpretive centers with exhibits, trails with informational signs or brochures, and staff who provide interpretative tours. Heritage Tourism encompasses the sites themselves, as well as ideas and methods for managing, promoting, and interpreting the sites, as well as discussion about concerns with continued protection and public access.

Want to visit archaeology sites on your next trip? Looking for tours that take you to famous archaeological sites? Here are some sources to help you 'visit archaeology'.Look here.

Want to learn more about the issues affecting heritage sites? Need ideas for ways to manage or promote your heritage site? Here are some resources, organizations, and articles. Look here.

Archaeology Web Sites

Explore the world of archaeology through the Internet. Links to hundreds of sites about archaeology.

Other Useful Resources

Are you looking for other resources which you cannot find in one of our other categories? Perhaps these links will help.

Updated 8.31.12