For Fun!

Archaeology for Kids!
Description: Have you ever wondered how scientists learn about people who lived thousands of years ago? Archaeologists are the scientists who study people from the past. They find clues about how people lived by studying the tools they used, the kind of structures they built, and the environments they lived in. Here are a few short articles to help you understand what we do and how we do it!
BBC's Walk Through Time
Description:

A history website for 7-9 year olds.

Colonial Williamsburg for Kids
Description:

The Colonial Williamsburg Kids Zone includes interactive games and activities for kids.

Dig! Magazine Archaeology Games
Description:

Database of various interactive archaeology games, photo galleries, and more.

Hollywood

Box Office Archaeology (Book)
Description:

Box Office Archaeology
Refining Hollywood’s Portrayals of the Past
Julie M Schablitsky (Editor)
256 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / May, 2007
Paperback (978-1-59874-056-1)
Hardback (978-1-59874-055-4)

The Real Indiana Jones
Description:

Wikipedia page for Indiana Jones.

Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise. George Lucas created the character in homage to the action heroes of 1930s film serials.

Interactive

Archaeology for Kids!
Description: Have you ever wondered how scientists learn about people who lived thousands of years ago? Archaeologists are the scientists who study people from the past. They find clues about how people lived by studying the tools they used, the kind of structures they built, and the environments they lived in. Here are a few short articles to help you understand what we do and how we do it!
Archaeology of West Point, NY
Description: This is the story of a land and its people, and how both changed over time. It's a tale of urban archaeology and the discovery of ancient cultures beneath the city of Seattle, cultures with traditions that endure today.
Archaeology's Interactive Digs
Description: Follow online as ancient civilizations are unearthed. Archaeological Institute of America brings the excavations to you! Get full access to frequently updated field notes, Q&A with archaeologists, video, student journals, and more!
Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery
Description: Learn more about enslaved Africans and their descendants living in the Chesapeake, Carolinas, and Caribbean during the Colonial and Ante-Bellum Periods. Analyze and compare archaeological assemblages and architectural plans from different sites at unprecedented levels of detail. DAACS is a community resource, conceived and maintained in the Department of Archaeology at Monticello, in collaboration with the research institutions and archaeologists working throughout the Atlantic World.
National Archaeology Week
Description: National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage.
Uluburun Shipwreck Interactive Dig
Description: In 1984, sponge divers off the coast of Turkey found the remains of an ancient shipwreck. From the evidence available, what can you conclude?
Virtual Museum of Canada
Description: Explore Canada's rich history and culture in the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). You will find virtual exhibits and interactive learning resources on numerous subjects, created by Canadian museums and galleries. You will also discover local history exhibits that capture exciting Canadian community memories, drawn from the collections of small museums and local memories and treasures.

Literature

Google Books
Description: Google Books Database
National Park Service Bibliography
Description: National Park Service Bibliography
Readings in Historical Archaeology
Description: A collection of books that offer examples and descriptions of historical archaeology. They have all been written with the non-professional in mind, and should be available through most major book retailers.

Media

Educational Resources
Description:

Educational Resources, Learning Plans, eBooks and more compiled by staff from the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Interactive Map of Mining Sounds
Description:

Industrial mining sounds

Slave Narratives
Description:

Slavery and Freedmen

SAA (Society for American Archaeology)

Society for American Archaeology
Description: The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.

Teachers

Archaeology Education Outreach
Description:

Archaeology Outreach comes to your school for a hands-on history experience!

Archaeology Expert
Description:

An Extensive Guide To Archaeology... Archaeology is as old as mankind yet as new as the latest discovery. ArchaeologyExpert is a practical resource that conveniently catalogues a wealth of pertinent articles in relevant sections, suitable for either the professional or the enthusiastic amateur.

Discovery Education, Forensic Detectives: Archaeology at Work
Description:

Students will discuss the definition of archaeology and its applications; compare two archaeological investigations; and write mystery about the archaeological discovery of a body.

Discovery Education, What Artifacts Reveal about the Past
Description:

Students will discover how to analyze artifacts to learn about life in colonial America, and apply what they learn about analyzing artifacts to objects found in our own culture.

Educational Resources and Lesson Plans from FPAN
Description:

The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past.

Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education
Description:

The Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education, Inc. (IHARE) is committed to sharing the fascination of Archaeology, ancient civilizations, American and local history with students, teachers and people of all ages.

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS)
Description:

MAHS actively supports the documentation and preservation of our global maritime heritage and provides opportunities for members to serve, learn and develop skills in the fields of maritime history and archeology.

Museum Index by State
Description:

State-by-State Guide to Archaeology and Paleontology Events for kids, families, and schools.

Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Description:

The MUA provides educational resources and teaching kits for all grade levels K - graduate school.

National Archaeology Week
Description: National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Description:

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms. You will find curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that will excite your students about science and technology.

National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places
Description:

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

Project Archaeology
Description:

Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter is a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3 through 5 and easily adaptable for middle and high school U.S. History classes. It consists of nine comprehensive lessons guiding students through the archaeological study of shelter including geography, historic photos, oral histories, a toolkit of scientific concepts, and a final performance of understanding. The lessons connect students to the human past through discovery. Students learn how archaeologists study the past and investigate a real archaeological site! Explore a slave cabin, farm house, colonial home, and several Native American shelters right from your classroom!

State of Louisiana, Division of Archaeology
Description:

Various teaching materials, PowerPoint presentations, activity guides, and more can be found here.

Texas Beyond History
Description:

The Texas Beyond History website incorporates virtual museum exhibits, resources for kids and teachers, FAQ, glossary, and site search to improve public access to the archeology and cultural heritage of Texas.

Unlocking the Past
Description:

Compelling stories from the rich diversity of historical archaeology revealed by the work of more than 30 archaeological teams across North America.

You Be the Historian
Description:

See if you can figure out what life was like 200 years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware. At the same time discover what historians in the next century could learn about you if they found your house exactly the way it is today.

Volunteer

Alexandria, Virginia Archaeology Museum
Description:

Volunteer at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Learn new skills, and indulge your curiosity about the past. Excavation, artifact study, historical research, computer work, oral history, editing, teaching and other opportunities may be seasonally available.

Archaeological Institute of America
Description:

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity.

ArchaeologyFieldwork.com
Description:

A connected community of professional archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts from over 100 countries around the world.

Arizona State Museum
Description: Arizona State Museum's volunteer program. Participate in unique opportunities to work side by side with museum professionals in a variety of areas including conservation, collections, exhibit development, library science, research, visitor services and public programs.
California State Parks
Description:

A few links that can help the beginner or seasoned professional gain archaeological experience in just a week or more depending on your commitment.

National Park Service
Description:

Volunteer Opportunities within the National Park Service.

Society for American Archaeology Organizations List
Description:

These web pages are designed for members of the public who want to know more about archaeology, as well as for archaeologists who want to know more about working with the public.

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Description: There are many ways to participate in the archaeology taking place at Poplar Forest. The Archaeology Department offers an annual summer field school in historical archaeology through the University of Virginia for undergraduate students, graduate students, and other interested individuals. Internships are also offered each year to undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in working alongside Poplar Forest archaeologists on semester-long projects of their choosing.
United States Forest Service Passport in Time
Description:

Passport in Time is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program of the US Forest Service.

Vermont Archaeological Society
Description: Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities