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Archaeology in the United States: Overview

Overview

Welcome to the archaeology of the United States research guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide direction to federal and state laws, regulations, practices, contact information, and archaeological sites. Please be patient as we continually update this guide with the most current information.

Find Resources in the Library

Franklin: Catalog & Articles+ searches both Franklin: Catalog for materials held by Penn Libraries and Franklin: Articles+ for content in many bibliographic databases and full-text resources.

Because the Franklin Catalog uses standard Library of Congress subject headings in records, searches by Subject Heading Browse or Subject Heading Keyword formulated as follows may be useful: 

  • [name of site, modern city, country, region, or cultural group] -- Antiquities
    • Examples: Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, PA) -- Antiquities; Philadelphia, PA -- Antiquities; Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Antiquities; Hopi Indians -- Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- [name of region, country, or state] -- [sometimes additional subdivisions]
    • Example: Excavations (Archaeology) -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge National Park

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National Grant Information

Guide Co-Author

Cheyenne Riehl

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Cheyenne Riehl
Museum Library Collections and Outreach Intern, 2019-2020
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Librarian

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Deb Stewart
Contact:
Deb Brown Stewart
Head, Museum Library
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 898-4021

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