Encyclopedia of World Cultures : A ten volume set covering cultures of North America, Oceania, South Asia, Europe and the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, Soviet Union and China, South America, Middle America and the Caribbean. Prepared with the support of the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University.
Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Features 58 biographies of well-known archaeologists
Websites & Online Collections
American Folklife Center: Online access to selected portions of the collection. Includes audio samples of music and stories, digital images of rare letters and photographs and video clips.
American Indian Film Gallery: The AIFG presently contains over 450 non-fiction films that document Native lifeways from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, with a large concentration on peoples of the Southwest.
Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA: The Fowler’s collections comprise more than 150,000 art and ethnographic and 600,000 archaeological objects representing ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures of Africa, Native and Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific.
Digital Library of the Caribbean: The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
MesoAmerican Archive: Comprised of materials from two projects – Central American and Mexican Video Archive (CAMVA) Project and the Cultural and Linguistic Archive of Mesoamerica (CLAMA), both at Indiana University.
School of Oriental and African Studies Archives (UK): The Archives & Special Collections section of SOAS Library holds an important and expanding collection of archives, manuscripts and rare printed books relating to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Two thirds of the archival collections comprise archives and papers documenting the activities of a number of major British missionary societies, and of individual missionaries, making SOAS the leading centre in the United Kingdom for mission studies.
Smithsonian Institute’s Cultural Heritage Library: The Smithsonian Libraries’ digital Cultural Heritage Library began in 2010 as a project to digitize the public domain collections housed in our History, Art, and Culture libraries.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: the Penn Museum website which includes a database of more than 300,000 records representing over 650,000 objects
AATA Online: a comprehensive database of over 130,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage
Wisconsin Historical Society: Exhibits, images, articles on Wisconsin’s history. Includes a page dedicated to archaeology resources.