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For books on archaeology and antiquities from different regions, do a keyword or subject search in Albert the name of the region combined with the word antiquities:
- Europe antiquities
You can also search on eras in prehistory:
- Stone age
- Iron age
To search Albert for videos (DVD's, VHS, and streaming) in the SMC Library collection, type key words or a title into the search box then click on the arrow on the right and change "Entire Collection" to "Films Videos"
The Archaeology Channel - Free online streaming video provided by the Archaeological Legacy Institute. Includes films of fieldwork from around the world, created by archaeologists. Also look at the monthly Video News from TAC.
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Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Annual Review of Anthropology Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews,1972-.
Dictionary of Artifacts. (Ref. 930.1 K628d) Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Encyclopedia of Archaeology, San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008.
Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2001.
Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists. (Ref 930.1 M966) 2 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1999.
Encyclopedia of Pre-history. (Ref 930 P413) 9 vols. New York: Kluwer/Plenum, 2001.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World. (Ref. 930 B634) New York: Facts On File, 2008.
Handbook of Archaeological Methods. (Ref 930.1 M375) Lanham, MD: AltaMira, 2005.
Handbook of Archaeological Theories. (Ref 930.101 B446) Lanham, MD : AltaMira, 2008
Collins Dictionary of Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 B148) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1993.
Dictionary of Concepts in Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 M588) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993.
Dictionary of Terms and Techniques in Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 C358) New York: Facts on File, 1980.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations. (Ref 930 C827) New York: Penguin, 1988.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 K628) New York: Kluwer Academic, 2000.
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 C916) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
Atlas of World Archaeology. (Ref 913 B148at) New York: Checkmark, 2000.
Archaeological Atlas of the World. (Ref Oversize 912 W587) San Francisco:L W.H. Freeman, 1975.
Past Worlds: The Times Atlas of Archaeology. (Ref Oversize 912 T482) Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, 1988.
World Atlas of Archaeology. (Ref Oversize 912 W850) Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Industrial Archaeology. (Ref 609 T736) Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1992.
The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 H529) New York: Cambridge University, 2006
Dictionary of Artifacts. (Ref 930.1 K628d) Oxford: Blackwell, 2007
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory. (Ref 573.2 T189) New York: Garland, 1999.
Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology. (Ref 614.1 B613) Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2009
Handbook of Gender in Archaeology. (Ref 913.031 N337h) Lanham, MD : AltaMira, 2006.
International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology. (Ref 930.1 R878) New York: Kluwer/Academic, 2002.
Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice. Oxford : Blackwell, 2009.
Cultural Atlas of Africa. (Ref 912.6 M964) New York: Facts on File, 1981.
Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments. (Ref 960.2 V862) Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira, 1997.
Handbook of South American Indians. (Ref 970.8 St48) Washington, DC: U.S.G.P.O. 1946-59.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures: The Civilizations of Mexico and Central America. (Ref 970.42 C231) New York: Oxford, 2001.
Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America: An Encyclopedia. (Ref 970.42 Ev16) New York: Garland, 2001.
Archaeology in America. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2009.
Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia. (Ref 970.1 G352) New York: Garland, 1998.
Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World. (Ref 970.3 M451fo) New York: Facts on File, 2002.
Handbook of Middle American Indians. (Ref 970.42 W354) Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1964 -.
Handbook of North American Indians. (Ref 970.1 St97) Washington DC: Smithsonian, 1978 -.
The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
New Cultural Atlas of China. (Ref. 911.51 C776). Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania. (Ref. 301.03 W520) New York : Facts On File, 2009.
Cultural Atlas of Japan. (Ref 915.2 C685) New York: Facts on File, 1988.
Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. (Ref 939.4 Sa79) New York: Scribner, 1995.
New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. (Ref 933 St45) New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.
New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology. (Ref 220.93 B573) Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference, 1983.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. (Ref 939.4 M576) New York: Oxford, 1997.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford, 2001.
New Cultural Atlas of Egypt. (Ref. 911.32 G793) Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. (Ref. 932 Sh26p) Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 2008.
The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia. (Ref. 939.4 B843) New Yor, NY: Routledge, 2009.
Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to AD 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World. New York: Thompson/Gale, 2004.
Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. (Ref 938 D365) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.
Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. (Ref 914.7 M636) New York: Checkmark, 1998.
Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. (Ref 930 M297) Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
Ireland: An Oxford Archaeological Guide to Sites from Earliest Times to AD 1600. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Oxford Classical Dictionary. (Ref 930 Ox2c) New York: Oxford, 1996.
Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. (Ref 938 H783) New York: Oxford, 1998.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. New York: Oxford University, 2010.
About.com: Archaeology - Links to electronic journals, general subjects, and current excavations.
Archaeology Image Bank - A collection of images of archaeological sites. From the Archaeology Data Service in the UK.
The Archaeology Channel - Provides access to streaming video and audio relating to archaeological excavations and projects. Presented by the Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI). Includes a half hour video news magazine presenting archaeological news from around the world.
ArchNet - From the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University. Comprehensive site with links organized by region and topic.
Bibliographies for Archaeological Research - Search bibliographic lists organized by subject. Such subjects include: Historical Archaeology, Thesis/Dissertations, and Human Origins. Organized by Tennessee Archaeology Net.
ECAI: Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative - "The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, based at University of California, Berkeley, is a global consortium of people who share the vision of creating a distributed virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface".
Exploring World Cultures - Essays of different countries, their civilizations, and histories with links to images, more essays, or to another site.
Museum of Underwater Archaeology - From the University of Rhode Island. Includes exhibits and information on underwater archaeology projects.
The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) - A digital depository of a variety on archaeological data hosted at Arizona State University. Includes, photographs, documents and more. It is free but requires that you create an account.
African American Archaeology, History and Cultures - Online access to the subjects of African American archaeology, history and cultures, and the African diaspora archaeology.
California Academy of Sciences: Anthropology Department - The database collection is highly visual, with many images to enjoy. Find online exhibitions, publications, and more.
C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology - From CSU Hayward. Provides information about Bay Area archaeological projects, and short essays on historical archaeological topics of the Bay Area.
National Archaeological Database - Divided into three areas: NADB Reports, NADB-NAGPRA, and NADB-Maps.
Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe: WWW Virtual Library for European Archaeology - Represents 38 countries, and looks at current archaeological communication and information. Browse by geographic area, by time period, or use the search page. Many pages are in a language other than English.
Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean - Looks at prehistoric Greece to the collapse of Mycenaean civilization. Browse by general subject, and the chronologically arranged lessons.
Middle East/Near East
Digital Karnak - Includes text and animations of the temple of the god Amun in Karna,
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology - Articles on Ancient Egypt written by leading Egyptologists.
The accepted citation style for archaeology is the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Style. For help citing use the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Guide from SMC and the American Anthropological Association Style Guide
Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer back to your ENGL 3, 4 and 5 writing manuals. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.
- Writing and Composition: Custom Edition for Saint Mary's College ENGL 003 and 004 (call #808.042 Sa24 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
The Writing Center
Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by Dante 202, or call us: 925.631.4684