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.  You can check their availability and request them online at

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American Archaeology Uncovers the Westward Movement (J978 H888); Underground Railroad (J973.71 H888); The Vikings (J948 H888); Earliest English Colonies (J973.2 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.

Children of the Past: Archaeology and the Lives of Kids by Lois Miner Huey pieces together clues such as footprints on cave floors, fingerprints on clay pots and a tiny horse made from lead to show readers the lives of children from long ago.  J 930.1 H888

Hands-On Archaeology: Real-Life Activities for Kids by John R. White shows any teacher or parent how to help kids become young archaeologists. J930.1 W585

The King's Grave: The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues it Holds by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones  The head of The Richard III Society recounts the search that led to the unearthing of the last Plantagenet monarch's remains.  Biography Richard III

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson examines "the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past. Her subjects share stories we rarely read in history books, about slaves and Ice Age hunters, ordinary soldiers of the American Revolution, children of the first century, Chinese woman warriors, sunken fleets, mummies. What drives these archaeologists is their passion for the stories that would otherwise be buried and lost. 930.1 J68

Living on the Boott: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, MA 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

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.  J970.1 L366


updated 10/2017