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This guide will help you find sources on archaeology.

About this Guide

Harriet Boyd Hawes, '08, archaeologist, classicist, nurse, relief worker. Image courtesy of the Smith College Archives

This guide includes major databases to help you find what you need for archaeology research. Use the tabs to find background information, articles, books, news, media, etc. 

A note about the categories:

  • Background Information includes encyclopedias, handbooks, and other kinds of information that will give you an overview or context.
  • Digital Scholarship provides links to open access scholarship as well as tools to create digital scholarship.
  • Special Topics provides resources about important aspects of the discipline of archaeology such as its history, dating methods, osteology, and conservation.
  • Class Guides will lead you to specialized library guides created for specific archaeology courses.

Image Credit: Unknown photographer. Harriet Boyd Hawes, Class of 1892, archaeologist, classicist, nurse, and relief worker. Image reproduced courtesy of the Smith College Archives where the Harriet Boyd Hawes Papers are available to researchers.

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