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ANTH 204: Introduction to Archaeology: Books

What Search Terms Will You Use?

Searching by keyword

Words to try along with a country name, region and/or type of site (cave, rockshelter, mound, petroglyphs, village) or name of a specific group or tribe of people (salish, navajo)

  • excavations - archaeology
  • antiquities
  • archaeology
  • "archaeological site reports"

Searching for specific sites

The name of the archaeologial site is usually a "Subject Heading."  Select Subject search from the main catalog and enter the site name.  Here are some examples of subject headings for sites:

  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Egypt--Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)  
  • Hoko River Sites (Wash.)                                           

Search for sites by country:

  • Turkey -- antiquities
  • India -- antiquities
  • Egypt--History--To 332 B.C.                      

Some broad Subject Headings to use for northwest sites

  • excavations - archaeology - washington state
  • excavations - archaeology - oregon
  • excavations - archaeology alaska
  • excavations - archaeology - northwest pacific
  • washington state - antiquities


Use WorldCat to search for items in libraries beyond Seattle Community Colleges.

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Sample Library of Congress Call Numbers

CB History of Civilization and Culture

CC Archaeology

DE 46-73 Classical Greek and Roman Archaeology

DS 56 Middle and Near Eastern Archaeology

DS 509 East Asian Archaeology

DS 715 Chinese Archaeology

DS 809 Japanese Archaeology

DT 57 Egyptian Archaeology

E 61American Archaeology

F 1219 Mexican Archaeology

G Geography-Atlases and Maps

GN 700-890 Prehistoric Archaeology

VM 6-18 Ships, Ancient; Archaeology


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