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What is Archaeology? popular

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Archaeology, or archeology is the study of human society, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record). Because archaeology employs a wide range of different procedures, it can be considered to be both a science and a humanity, and in the United States it is thought of as a branch of anthropology, although in Europe it is viewed as a separate discipline. Archaeology studies human history from the development of the first stone tools in eastern Africa 3.4 million years ago up until recent decades. It is of most importance for learning about prehistoric societies, when there are no written records for historians to study, making up over 99% of total human history, from the Palaeolithic until the advent of literacy in any given society. Archaeology has various different goals, which range from studying human evolution to cultural evolution and understanding culture history.

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Yahoo Groups: Archaeology popular

Descriptive list of all the Yahoo discussion groups on archaeological topics, moderated and unmoderated.

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Wikipedia Portal: Archaeology popular

A gateway to the many articles on archaeology in this online collaborative encyclopedia. Includes news and featured articles and images.

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The Thera Dialogues popular

Archaeological sites, by definition, are places where the living wander carelessly among the concentrated shades of the dead.

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The Archaeology Channel popular

Archaeology and related subjects presented through streaming media by the Oregon-based Archaeological Legacy Institute. Videos can be viewed on-line and purchased.

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Saving Antiquities For Everyone popular

Highlights issues related to cultural heritage and its vulnerability to looting and the illicit antiquities trade. SAFE's mission is to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving cultural heritage worldwide.

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Cultural Resource Management Network popular

Offers a source of jobs, news, announcements, consultant listings, and resources for students and professionals interested in archaeology, historic preservation, museums, and architectural history.

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Cultural Protection Treaties and Other International Agreements popular

List of treaties and agreements dealing with cultural property. From the Multilaterals Project at Edwin Ginn Library, Tufts University. The project is tasked with recording treaties of diverse content and application.

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ArchNet popular

The archaeology section of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.

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ArchArt popular

A directory of photographs for educational use relating to archaeology and art history.

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ArchaeologyOnline popular

Archaeology web sites, with some anthropology thrown in.

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Archaeology: An Introduction popular

Kevin Greene's selection of Internet links to supplement the 4th edition of his book, by chapter and section, with alphabetical index.

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Archaeology Pages popular

Archaeology related articles and galleries by James Q. Jacobs, covering archaeogeodesy, prehistory, paleoanthropology, the Andes, Mesoamerica, American Southwest and rock art.

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Archaeology Info popular

Covers significant discoveries from archaeology about human origins. Illustrated descriptions of hominids, with references. Articles, images, bookstore and links.

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Archaeological Research Resources popular

Internet directory maintained by Historic Archaeological Research of history and archaeology web sites, including organizations, directories, technical references, online publications.

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Archaeological Adventure popular

A ThinkQuest project explaining the discipline and its methods and techniques. Examples of significant discoveries including Troy, Shiqmim, the Egyptian Pyramids. Glossary.

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Archaeolink popular

Reviewed and categorized directory of resources on archaeology, anthropology, and ancient civilizations.

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ARCH-L popular

General archaeology listserv from Texas A&M University.

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Ancient-Wisdom.Co.Uk popular

The lost chapters of history. Prehistoric science and technology. Anomalous archaeology. Index of ancient and sacred sites.

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Articles and directory of Internet sites, including a world atlas of archaeology on the web.

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