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Anthropology Research Guide: Archaeology

Useful for UC Berkeley's Anthropology 2AC Class

Finding Site Reports for Anthropology 2AC

To find site reports for anthropology 2AC:

Search AnthroHub for PDFs of site reports; a few may be in our book catalog as well.

eScholarship has reports rom Berkeley's Archaeological Research Facility.

You may also find site reports in the course reserves for 2AC, available at the anthropology circulation desk.

When searching, try using words like excavation, site report, archaeology, and your topic or the site name.

Tips for Finding Archaeology Books

Search our book catalog for site reports and books.

  • For site reports, try excavations archaeology northern california
  • For ancient artifacts, try Easter Island and antiquities.
  • For ancient civilizations, try prehistoric peoples and Inca.
  • For specific sites, use the site name (Lascaux; Qustul; Tikal; Çatalhöyük)
  • For broad topics, try ancient and weapons, or prehistoric and agriculture, Turkey and Neolithic, Scythian burials.

Other useful subject terms are: Archaeological Dating, Archaeology Field work, Animal Remains (archaeology) and Plant Remains (archaeology).

Public Websites in Archaeology

The NAGPRA website contains documents and reports related to Native American remains.

The National Archaeology Database makes reports on archaeological investigations available from the Parks Service.

The BLM Land Patents Database may also be helpful.

The Breaking Ground Database is an excellent resource on women in old world archaeology.

Databases in Archaeology

For articles, book chapters, and conference papers, start by searching:

  • Anthropology Plus UCB access only for articles.
  • Google Scholar Free or open access for online articles and site reports. (Try words like excavation, site report, archaeology, and your topic or site location). 

From there, go on to:

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