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The archaeology collection at the University of Calgary supports the teaching and research needs of the B.A. and M.A.and PhD programs at the University of Calgary. It also supports research requirements from many related disciplines.

Databases - Archaeology

Databases are a great tool for locating scholarly articles.   For information on Scholarly vs Popular Articles

eHRAF Archaeology

  • Cross Cultural database on the world's prehistory
  • fulltext - indexed at the paragraph level
  • Studies of culture and society for a wide variety of cultures.  Ethnographic material is searchable  by culture and by subject.
  • Includes fulltext of materials indexed (incexed at the parapraph level)
  • Provides coverage of some 4300 periodicals with full-text of some 2600 peer-reviewed scholarly publications covering many academic areas of study, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
  • Coverage varies with the journal, with some going back to the 1970's, but many not starting until the 1990's.
  • Includes fulltext articles
  • Includes image collection of photos of people, places, history, natural science, maps, and flags.

Google Scholar -  great source for locating interdisciplinary articles

 Rock Art Studies   -  over 20,000 citations on rock art

Digital Archaeological Record - links to articles and  images and data sets

 MURA -  (Austrialian Institute of  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies ) - index to books and journal articles

Abstracts of International Conservation Literature  -  "is a comprehensive database of over 120,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage."  Can browse section "archaeological conservation" or key word search.

Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas -  " Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics and related fields"

BIAB British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography  -  "provides information about articles and books on the archaeology of Britain and Ireland, updated throughout the year with over 1,000 new references per annum"

NSW Archaeology Online -   listing archaeological field survey  projects, reports,  theses etc conducted on the archaeology and heritage of New South Wales.

Zenon Dai - searchable list of books and articles in the Romisch-Germanischen-Kommission (RGK) . This institute, founded by the German Archaeology Institute in 1902, undertakes research on prehistory and early history of Europe from the earliest period up to the Middle Ages. 

Also note these resources:

American Journal of Archaeology Article Search - can search by keyword and by region

Perseus Digital Library

The Archaeological Journal - issues from v.1 to 120 are now available online

Archeological Society of Alberta  Occasional Papers


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