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Introduction
The Maya
Mesopotamia
Chaco Canyon
Mali and Songhai
Touching the Past
Related Resources
 Web Sites

Aguateca: New Revelations of the Maya Elite
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0305/feature5/index.html
A 2003 feature in National Gegraphic Magazine, there's an excerpt from the article, field notes from the author and photographers, a flashback to 1894, an online-only image gallery, a map, related links and bibliography information.

NOVA Online: Search for the Lost Cave People
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/laventa/
Explore archaeological findings in Chiapas, Mexico, and try a "Be an Archaeologist" activity.

Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archaeology in the U.S.
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/anthro/dlcfaq.html
Books,helpful information about careers in archaeology.

Archaeology
http://archaeology.about.com/
A collection of archaeology resources from About.com.

Archaeological Institute of America: Fieldwork Opportunities
http://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork
Lists a number of archaeology projects as well as schools and programs that offer fieldwork instruction.

Rome Project
http://blogs.dalton.org/rome/archaeological-resources/
A large index of archaeological resources on the Internet.

Introduction to Archaeology: Course Schedule
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/h/ghb1/anth2/ant2-sc.htm
This professor's course outline offers background information on archaeological techniques and principles.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
http://eawc.evansville.edu/eawcindex.htm
Information about ancient civilizations of the Near East, India, China, Egypt, and many other places. Includes chronologies, essays, images, Web sites, and primary texts.

Welcome to Maya Archaeology
http://www.maya-archaeology.org/
Images of Maya art and artifacts from museums in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Belize. Includes QuickTime VR movies of some artifacts.

Mystery of the Maya
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/maya/mmc01eng.shtml
This Web exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Civilization offers background information on Maya civilization, including a timeline and glossary.

The Maya Epigraphic Database Project
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/med/medwww.html
An online project to transcribe Maya texts and archive information about Maya glyphs (their writing system).

Rabbit in the Moon
http://www.halfmoon.org/
Explore Maya games and architecture, learn about their calendar, and transcribe your name into Maya glyphs.

Southwestern Archaeology (SWA)
http://www.swanet.org/
A nonprofit organization providing information about archaeological activity in the American Southwest.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/chcu/
The electronic version of a national park brochure describing the history and culture of Chaco Canyon.

Evaluating Models of Chaco
http://www.colorado.edu/Conferences/chaco/
A "virtual conference" designed to promote the exchange of ideas about Chaco Canyon and its archaeology. Includes a map of the canyon.

Anasazi 1100-1400 A.D.
http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~rwj1/ana.html
Images of Anasazi art, architecture, and artifacts, including a ceremonial kiva.

Social Strife May Have Exiled Ancient Indians
http://www.santafe.edu/~johnson/articles.anasazi.html
A reprint of a New York Times article outlining a new theory about the Anasazi collapse.

Mali Interactive
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/arch/mali-interactive/index.html
News and information about excavations of the ancient city Jenné-jeno in the West African nation of Mali.

Mali Ancient Crossroads of Africa
http://mali.pwnet.org/
An overview of the history, geography, and culture of this African nation, including lesson plans.

This is Honduras
http://thisishonduras.com/Copan_Ruinas.htm
Explore the history of Copan and view the present day site.

History and Memory
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/unit_video_2-2.html
Learn about the changing views of the Mayas.

Venus Table from the Dresden Codex
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/190/index.html
Learn about the Dresden Codex and its origin.

Lintel 25 of Yaxchilán Structure 23
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/237/index.html
Explore how sculptural door lintels were used to create elaborate decorations on the buildings in Yaxchilán.

El Castillo (The Castle)
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/225/index.html
View the great stepped pyramid that dominates the remains of the ancient Maya city Chichén Itzá.

Ruins of the White Temple and Ziggurat
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/185/index.html
Learn about Uruk, one of the earliest cities in the fertile valley that lay between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers.

Order and Early Societies
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/unit_main_6.html
Learn about the origins of centralized states and alternative political and social orders.

Invitation to World Literature
http://www.learner.org/resources/series212.html
This multimedia resource invites viewers to appreciate and, most importantly, read these ancient and modern works.

NOVA Online: Lost City of Arabia
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ubar/
Describes the search for the ancient Arabian city of Ubar and how NASA's remote sensing technology helped to locate it.

Archeology's Interactive Dig
http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/
Follow online as ancient civilizations are unearthed. Get full access to frequently updated field notes, Q&A with archaeologists, personal journals, and more.

Ancient Mesopotamia
http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/
This site tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia now present-day Iraq.

How Carbon-14 Dating Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/carbon-14.htm
Examine the methods by which scientists use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.

Ancient Civilizations
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ancientcivilizations.htm
A large collection of web sites relating to ancient civilizations.

Dig Hungate
http://www.dighungate.com/
The Hungate excavation is the biggest ever archaeological dig in York city centre. The archaeologists will be uncovering 2000 years in the life of York until the end of 2011.

Books

Adventures in Fugawiland: A Computer Simulation in Archaeology, Doug Price, Anne B. Gebauer. Mayfield Publishing Company, 1990.

Archaeology Workbook, Steve Daniels, Nicholas David. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide, Bill McMillon. Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Cities Then & Now, Jim Antoniou. Macmillan, 1994.

The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs, Linda Schele, Peter Mathews, Justin Kerr, MacDuff Everton. Scribner, 1998.

Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide, David Hurst Thomas. Macmillan, 1994.

Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries. Brian Fagan, ed. Oxford University Press, 1997.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya, Linda Schele, David Freidel. Quill, 1992.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Kenneth L. Feder. Mayfield Publishing, 1996.

A History of Africa, J. D. Fage. Routledge, 1995.

A History of African Societies to 1870, Elizabeth Isichei. Cambridge University Press, 1997.

In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest, David Roberts, Willow D. Roberts. Touchstone, 1997.

In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology, Brian Fagan. Addison-Wesley, 1996.

The Maya (Ancient Peoples and Places), Michael Coe. Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Out of the Past: An Introduction to Archaeology, David L. Webster, Susan T. Evans, William T. Sanders. Mayfield Publishing, 1992.

Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya, William L. Fash, Barbara W. Fash. Thames & Hudson, 1993.

Then & Now, Stefania Perring, Dominic Perring. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991.

Time Detectives: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Recapture the Past, Brian Fagan. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

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