Links to Archaeology Web Sites

The following links are to sites that provide news about recent archaeological discoveries or information about archaeology.

Anthropology in the News: This site carries the most recent newspaper reports concerning archaeological and anthropological discoveries. It is worth visiting on a daily basis.

Archaeology Magazine: This site provides information about articles in the current issue of Archaeology Magazine and news about relatively recent archaeological discoveries.

Theban Mapping Project: This site provides information about the mapping project in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. It is also the location for updates on work at tomb KV5, the tomb of Ramses II's children."

Archaeological Frauds, Myths and Mysteries: Ken Feder's site devoted to debunking of archaeological frauds, myths and mysteries. It is well worth a visit.

Center for the Study of the First Americans, Oregon State University: This organization provides information about Paleo-Indian studies in the Americas.

The following sites provide information about sites in the Eastern United States that are parks and people are welcome to visit them.

Cahokia Mounds, Illinois: Cahokia is the largest prehistoric site located north of the Rio Grande. It was a major Mississippian ceremonial center dating between AD 1000 and AD 1350. Earlier and later occupations are present. It is located in Illinois just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri.

Hopewell Cultural National Historical Park Home Page: The Hopewell site is located south of Columbus, Ohio near the town of Chillicothe. Hopewell Culture dates to between about 100 BC and AD 400. This site has over 20 burial mounds and a walled enclosure around the mounds.

The next series of sites take you to pages devoted to various Archaeological Organizations.

Society for American Archaeology: SAA is the primary organization for professional American archaeologists.

American Institute of Archaeology: AIA is an organization of archaeologists interested largely in Classical Archaeology in the Mediterranean area.

Roger Moeller's Home Page: Roger plays a big role in many of the archaeological societies in the Eastern United States. He has posted information about the Eastern States Archaeological Federation (ESAF), the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) and many eastern state societies, including the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA).

Pennsylvania Archaeological Council: PAC is a group of Pennsylvania professional archaeologists. Information about PAC and Pennsylvania's Archaeology Month (October) events are posted here.

Somerset Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology: The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA) is a group of amateur and professional archaeologists interested in local archaeology. This site provides a lot of information about archaeology in Pennsylvania and information about the SPA.

The following sites have links to many other archaeology web sites. Check them out for other interesting sites.

ArchNet: This site links to many different types of archaeology web sites. It is well worth a visit.

Archaeology Guide from the Mining Co.: It may seem funny to find links to many archaeological sites and information from an organization named the Mining Co. However, it is an excellent site and worth a visit.

If you are really bored or need something to cure insomnia, the following sites provide information about National Historic Preservation Laws and Regulations.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Home Page: The Advisory Council presides over disputes based on historic preservation laws and regulations.

Archeology and Historic Preservation: Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines: Secretary of the Interior's regulations for Historic Preservation.

Section 106 Guidelines: Guidelines for using Section 106, the primary basis for Federal Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

36CFR Part 800: Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended.: This is the primary law that provides a basis for Federal historic preservation.

Working with Section 106: This page provides information about how agencies and private companies can work with Section 106 guidelines, etc.

Criteria for evaluating cultural resources for nomination to the National Register of Historic places.: These are the criteria used by archaeologists to determine if a site is suitable for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and thereby providing it some protection under Section 106 guidelines.

National Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Home Page: This is the home page for data and information about the current status of NAGPRA.

Native Grave Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990: Original version of the NAGPRA law passed in 1990.

Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act as amended in 1997: This is the current version of the NAGPRA law containing revisions made in 1997.

Civil Penalties for violation of NAGPRA: Here's what will happen if someone breaks the NAGPRA law.

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