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Learning to Read Rome’s Ruins
The title says it all.

Roman Times
“An online magazine about current archaeology and classical research into the lives of inhabitants of the Roman Empire and Byzantium.”

Roman Empire News and Archaeology
“Roman Empire News and Archeology is dedicated to the promotion of the Roman Empire heritage. You will find here excerpts of the most relevant recent news but also some articles I write from time to time. If you look for a more complete set of Roman news, find us on Twitter, G+, Facebook or Evernote!”

The “Palace” of Diocletian at Split: A Unique Structure from the Later Roman Empire
by Michael Greenhalgh. Department of Art History, Australia National University

Scrolls from the Dead Sea:The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship
“The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest.”

Mnemotrix ArchaeoSearch DataBase of Ancient Near East and Classical Studies
“Working with the Institute of Archaeology at Bar Ilan University in Israel, we have compiled a resource application database for archaeologists working in the field of Ancient Near East and Classical Studies.”

Athena Review: Guide to Archaeology on the internet
“Sources are alphabeticized below in two basic groupings: a) general topics; b) links by country. (Please note: reorganizing and adding to these pages is an ongoing process: send email with your suggestions for links.)”

Classic Archaeology News
“A log of news items about archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean–Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Rome.
This site is maintained by Francesca Tronchin.”

Virtual Religion Index: Archaeology & Religious Art
“This site is designed to advance research in matters of religion”

Pompeii Forum Project: Home Page
“The Pompeii Forum Project is a collaborative research venture that is archaeologicaly based, heavily dependent upon advanced technology, and so conceived as to address broad issues in urban history and urban design. Evidence gathered to date challenges commonly held and widely published notions about the evolution of the forum, especially during the final years of the city’s life. The goals are to provide the first systematic documentation of the architecture and decoration of the forum, to interpret evidence,as it pertains to Pompeii’s urban history, and to make wider contributions to both the history of urbanism and contemporary problems of urban design.”

“This is an experimental home page, presenting “some stuff” about the peoples referred to as Ancient Celts written from the view point of an archaeologist.

PIB’s Archaeology Page
A meta-index guide to links concerned with archaeological research in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe
Virtual Library for European Archaeology

Exhibition Mount of Amphorae: The Mount Testaccio in Rome
“Mount Testaccio is an artificial hill located within the Aurelian wall of Rome.It is at the south of the modern part of the city and behind the old river port. It has a perimeter of almost one kilometer and a maximum altitude over the sea-level of 45 meters. This hill is exclusively made of the remains of millions of amphorae that arrived in Rome during the first three centuries of our era”.

Archaeology on the Net: Underwater Archaeology
Guide to internet sites on underwater archaeology.

Institute of Nautical Archaeology
“The Institute of Nautical Archaeology was incorporated as the American Institute of Nautical Archaeology in 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a nonprofit scientific/educational organization with the purpose of gathering knowledge of human past from the physical remains of maritime activities, and disseminating this knowledge through scholarly and popular publications, seminars, and lectures.”

Surveying Techniques for Marine Archaeology
“Site Recorder 4 is a versatile and fully integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) designed for use in maritime, freshwater and intertidal archaeology”

Wrecks & shipfinds of the Mediterranean
“The earliest open sea navigation was probably on the Mediterranean. Around two thousand years ago, the sea had become like an Autobahn of its day. The shipping volume of the Roman Empire would not be exceeded until maybe the 17th century AD.”

The Actium Project 1997: A Research Project of The University of South Florida and The Greek Ministry of Culture.
“In the summers of 1993 and 1994, a team of American and Greek researchers scanned the ocean depths where, 20 centuries before, Mark Antony and Cleopatra fought Octavian for control of the Mediterranean world. Using computer, video and remote-sensing technology, Project members hoped to locate on the sea floor actual physical evidence from the battle. Our expectations were based on various threads of evidence that suggest 60 or more bronze warship rams plummeted to the bottom during the course of the battle on September 2, 31 B.C.”

The Roman wrecks of Lake Nemi
“There is a small lake called Nemi in the Alban Hills, about 30 kilometers southeast of Rome.  Between 1927 and 1933, two enormous wooden ships, which once belonged to the Emperor Caligula, and had lain on the bottom of the Lake for over nineteen hundred years, were salvaged in what was perhaps the greatest underwater archaeological recovery ever accomplished. By  Cormac F. Lowth.”

A Cache of Vintage Ships by Andrew L. Slayman
“Nine Roman ships have been uncovered during construction at Pisa’s San Rossore train station.” Courtesy of Archaeology magazine, Volume 52 Number 4 July/August1999

New Secrets from ‘Bay of the Pirates’ Warship That Sunk 2,300 Years Ago
” A new study puts some finishing touches on the 2,300-year history of the beak-like weapon that an ancient warship used to ram enemy ships in the First Punic War, the conflict between ancient Rome and Carthage” Courtesy of Science Daily (June 6, 2012).

Archaeological Excavations 2013 by the Israel Foreign Ministry
“This list of archaeological expeditions which accept volunteers is compiled by the Israel Foreign Ministry as a service to the public. The excavation details contained herein have been contributed by the individual expeditions, who bear responsibility for their contents.”

Horace’s Villa Project
“This Web site presents Horace’s Villa near Licenza, Italy and our new project jointly undertaken there in the period 1997-2000 under the institutional sponsorship of the American Academy in Rome and the Archaeological Superintendency for Lazio of the Italian Ministry of Culture.”

Archaeological Institute of America
“The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has been dedicated to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication and to the protection of the world’s cultural heritage for more than a century. A non-profit cultural and educational organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, it is the oldest and largest archaeological organization in North America, with more than 10,000 members around the world.”

“Join other university students excavating at important dig sites in Spain and Italy.”

Learning Sites Inc.
“Digitally Reconstructed Ancient Worlds for Interactive Education and Research.”

The Museum of Reconstructions
“Traditional museums have collected and studied the shattered remains of ancient cultures for centuries. Now The Museum of Reconstructions (MOR) is advancing the scientific study of art history by reconstructing ruined masterpieces using three-dimensional modeling technology.”

Janiculum Mills Excavations:Roman water-mills on the Janiculum Hill, Rome.
“At the invitation of the American Academy in Rome, and with the kind permission of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, a 5-week excavation season was undertaken in June and July 1998 to investigate the Aqua Traiana and a large Roman water-mill complex in the Academy’s parking lot, on the Janiculum Hill in Rom.” Courtesy of Dr Andrew Wilson

Aerial Archaeology.
“First French site exclusively devoted to aerial archaeology as well as convergent moderns techniques. Currently without equivalent in the world, it presents texts and images with a will of information and initiation for a very large audience. From Neolithic era to Medieval, the outstanding stages of discoveries in Poitou-Charentes are illustrated by photographs of the principal times of archaeological chronology.” A site by Jacques Dassié.

The Dung File.
“The Dung File consists of a list of references dealing with pollen, parasites, and plant remains in coprolites and latrine fills from archaeological and paleoenvironmental sites. The focus is on studies in North America. Compiled and copyrighted by Alwynne B. Beaudoin.
“, an official source of live information on the archaeological site of the Imperial Forums. Day by day, on-line visitors can follow the development of the work which is being carried out by top-level scholars of Roman antiquity”.

Internet Archaeology
“Internet Archaeology is the first fully refereed e-journal for archaeology and publishes articles of a high academic standing which utilise the potential of electronic publication. Internet Archaeology is published by the Council for British Archaeology and hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.”

Archaeologica: Archaeological News and Information
Your source on the web for daily archaeological news and information.

Anistoriton: History Archaeology ArtHistory
“The Anistoriton Journal Editorial Board are pleased to provide to the readers of the Journal a selection of news stories and articles published in the electronic versions of the world press since January 1998. Also, software engineered specifically with Historians and Archaeologists in mind can be downloaded through this cover page. Last, Anistoriton Journal staff maintain an alphabetical list of links to other free and full text Journals of interest to Historians and Archaeologists.”

Pomoerium: Classic Links- Archaeology and Technology
By Dr. Ryszard Pankiewicz.

Historical Archaeology on the ‘Net
“Below, you will find an assortment of links to historical archaeology related sites around the Internet. These include societies, organizations, site reports, etc (funding agencies can be found by clicking here). To visit one of these sites, simply click on the underlined link; don’t forget to bookmark this page, so you can come back!”

Archaeology: Excavations and Techniques
Courtesy of the BBC Homepage. “Insights and introductions to the work of history’s forensic experts – the archaeologists.” Great site for the beginner.

Archaeology UK
“Welcome to Archaeology UK the home of ARCHI, the fully-searchable database of the positions of more than 95,000 UK Archaeological sites. Most of the sites in the database are linked to an aerial photograph of the site plus a local road map and many are also linked to Victorian Ordnance Survey maps.”

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
“The Perseus Project is pleased to announce a web version of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (PECS). This standard reference work, edited by Richard Stillwell and originally published by Princeton University Press in 1976, includes articles on over 5,000 Greco-Roman sites, with accompanying bibliography. Princeton Encyclopedia entries are also linked to more than 4,400 new photographs of Roman sites. Individual entries may be accessed through Perseus’ new lookup tool, or by typing the name of the site into the white box next to “Search Perseus” on our home page. PECS may be accessed alternatively through its table of contents.”

British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB)
“For archaeology, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology, environmental history, and the conservation of material culture – with a geographical focus on the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.”

“It’s a magazine devoted to British archaeology; indeed with over 17,000 subscribers, it is by far the biggest magazine devoted to British archaeology. It’s in full colour, it is devoted mainly to excavations and it covers all periods. It comes out monthly and it is aimed at what we call the middle market – we aim to bridge the gap between the amateur and the professional.”

Association for Roman Archaeology
“Our principal objective is to promote the advancement of the education of the public in the history and archaeology of the Roman period.”

Scottish Archaeological Forum (SAF)
“The Scottish Archaeological Forum (SAF) was set up in 1969 in order to provide “an opportunity to hear, discuss and assess some of the important new discoveries and reinterpretations of material,either published or unpublished as yet, by all those working in the archaeological discipline in Scotland.”

Mugello Valley Archaeological Project & Poggio Colla Field School
“Welcome to the web site of the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project and Poggio Colla Field School. This web site presents current information about the excavation project directed by Professor P.Gregory Warden, a Classical archaeologist and Associate Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. The project is sponsored by the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.” Copyright 1995 – 1999 Southern Methodist University, MVAP, and Gregory Warden All Rights Reserved.

Welcome to ArtServe The Australian Nationl University: Art & Architecture mainly from the Mediterranean Basin
“This server now contains some 130,000 images – about 48 gigabytes of material Everything is available from the menu below or from the countries menu.”

CSA, the Center for the Study of Architecture/Archaeology
“CSA, the Center for the Study of Architecture/Archaeology, is devoted to advancing the use of digital technologies in the service of architectural history, archaeology, andrelated disciplines.”

Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project
“Welcome to the test site for exploring the Forma Urbis Romae, or Severan Marble Plan of Rome. This enormous map, measuring ca. 18.10 x 13 meters (ca. 60 x 43 feet), was carved between 203-211 CE and covered an entire wall inside the Templum Pacis in Rome. It depicted the groundplan of every architectural feature in the ancient city, from large public monuments to small shops, rooms, and even staircases.”

Archaeology on the Net
Copyright© 1999-2001 Archaeology on the Net

Arcchaeology Expert.
“Archaeology is as old as mankind yet as new as the latest discovery. ArchaeologyExpert is a practical resource that conveniently catalogues a wealth of pertinent articles in relevant sections, suitable for either the professional or the enthusiastic amateur.”

Athena Review: Guide to Archaeology on the Internet
“Archaeology and history share an attachment to visual evidence, making the web a near-perfect medium for gathering primary information on these subjects. Whether your aim is casual browsing or methodical research, the combination of graphic images and multitudes of on-line sources and databases provides fruitful grounds for exploration.”

The Society for Archaeological Sciences (S.A.S.)
“The Society for Archaeological Sciences (S.A.S.) was founded to establish a forum for communication among scholars applying methods from the physical sciences to archaeology and to aid the broader archaeological community in assessing the potentials and problems of those methods. The S.A.S. promotes such communication through its distribution of the S.A.S. Bulletin, the Journal of Archaeological Science, Archaeometry, the Plenum Press series, Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science, and SASnet, an electronic forum on the internet. The S.A.S. also regularly sponsors conferences and conference sessions that encourage data-sharing among archaeological scientists. Established in 1977 with 100 charter members, the S.A.S. currently has over 300 members, who work in academic settings, government offices, and private firms. We represent an international cross-section of the disciplines with input to archaeological science, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, classical studies, geography, geology, and physics.”

“PreserveNet is designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated internet resources and current professional opportunities. Established in 1994 by Cornell University’s Michael Tomlan and Bob Pick, PreserveNet was the result of a collaborative effort by preservation students of various universities interested in providing preservation information in what was then a new and exciting arena, the internet. Continualy updated and expanded since its establishment, PreserveNet utilizes the many internet resources of various preservation organizations and maintains a current listing of professional and educational opportunities.

Musica Romana: Experimental Music Archaeology
” May our Homepage be helpful for all persons who are interested in historical music.” Currently only in German.

The Archaeology Channel
“Explore the human cultural heritage through streaming media. Travel through time and feel the thrill of discovery. Examine the wonderful diversity of the human experience!” – your link to all things archaeological.
Meta index of sites related to aspects of archaeology.

Archaeology Fieldwork
Listing of Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities.

Social Sciences: Archaeology: Field Schools and Fieldwork Opportunities

Thoughts on the Suitability of Digital Photography for Archaeological Recording
By Dr D J Woolliscroft, The Roman Gask Project University of Liverpool