The following books each 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.

Deetz, James

1993, Flowerdew Hundred: The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619-1864. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

1996, In Small Things Forgotten: An Archeology of Early American Life. New York: Anchor Books, Doubleday.

Delgado, James P., ed.

1997, Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology. London: British Museum Press.

Falk, Lisa, ed.

1991, Historical Archaeology in Global Perspective. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Ferguson, Leland

1992, Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Johnson, Matthew

1993, Housing Culture: Traditional Architecture in an English Landscape. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Layton, Thomas N.

1997, The Voyage of the Frolic: New England Merchants and the Opium Trade. Stanford University Press.

Noël Hume, Ivor

1982, Martin’s Hundred. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Pounds, Norman J. G.

1989, Hearth & Home: A History of Material Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Rathje, William L. and Cullen Murphy.

1992, Rubbish: The Archaeology of Garbage. New York: Harper Collins Publisher.

Samford, Particia and David L. Ribblett.

1995, Archaeology for Young Explorers. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg foundation.

Schrire, Carmel

1995, Digging Through Darkness: Chronicles of an Archaeologist. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

Scott, Elizabeth M., ed.

1994, Those of Little Note: Gender, Race, and Class in Historical Archaeology. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Spector, Janet D.

1993, What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Yentsch, Anne Elizabeth

1994, A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology. New York: Cambridge University Press.