Archaeology Bibliography

If you are interested in learning about Archaeology, these are some of the items in Memorial Library’s collection that you might enjoy. 

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American Archaeology Uncovers the Westward Movement (J 978 H888); Underground Railroad (J 973.71 H888); the Vikings (J 948 H888); Earliest English Colonies (J 973.2 H888); the Dutch Colonies (J973.2 H888), by Lois Miner Huey, brings different eras to life through artifacts and field research. Each volume begins with an introduction that defines "historical archaeology" and explains its value. She presents better-known archaeological mysteries, such as that of the Lost Colony of Roanoake, as well as more obscure ones, such as the escaped-slave community at Fort Mose in Florida.

Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and the First Americans, by James Chatters, is an exploration of the origins of our earliest ancestors and a critical examination of the controversy over who owns the past.  573.3 C495

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist, by Donald P. Ryan, recounts the author's adventures discovering the tomb of Egypt's famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, in the Valley of the Kings and discusses his experiences becoming an archaeologist and dealing with eccentric colleagues.  932 R988

The First Americans: In Pursuit Of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery, by J. M. Adovasio, looks at who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when they got here.  In no small part because of his work, our notions of who first peopled the Western Hemisphere, how they arrived, and how they lived have been forever changed.  970.1 A241  

Hands-On Archaeology: Real-Life Activities For Kids, by John R. White, shows any teacher or parent how to help kids become young archaeologists. J 930.1 W585

Living on the Boott:  Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts, by Stephen Mrozowski, Grace Ziesing and Mary Beaudry is an introduction to the historical archaeology of the workers’ quarters at the Boott Textile Mill and demonstrates how archaeology has added to the understanding of past mill life.  974.44 L914m

A Program of Archaeological Data Recovery: The Pine Hawk Site, by Joseph Waller and Duncan Ritchie, is a large and detailed report about the Acton site and artifacts.  Ref 970.4 P976 and Acton Coll. 970.4 P976

Secrets in the Sand: The Archaeology of Cape Cod, by Fred Dunford and Greg O’Brien, includes a compelling picture of the indigenous people who lived on the Cape through the centuries and a detailed look at the work and methodology of archaeologists.  974.49 D915

Secrets of the Past,  Junior archaeologists explain what archaeology is and how archaeologists work in different environments around the world, as well as what their findings can tell us about different cultures.  Includes activities.  J 031 C536

Who Came First: New Clues to Prehistoric Americans, by Patricia Lauber, presents recent archaeological findings about the first people to settle the Americas, how they got there and from what continent they came.  J 970.1 L366


updated 10/2013