We have many archeological site reports online and in print. One of the most effective ways to locate archaeological site reports -- in either print or online --from a state or region of the United States and other parts of North America is to enter the state or province name as a keyword search in the Online Catalog followed by the word, "antiquities". For example.
To search for a specific site, enter the site name:
In another kind of keyword search, combine the state or region and type of site (e.g. cave, mound, petroglyphs, village) or the name of a specific group of people with one or more of these terms or phrases: excavations, antiquities, or archaeology. For example:
In addition to keyword searching in the Online Catalog, you can also search by the Subject Headings that are assigned to each report. Some examples of Subject Headings that could be used for archaeological site reports include:
Other terms that might be helpful in keyword searching are "archaeological site" and "archaeological investigations". Many of these same terms and strategies will also be useful in searching for articles on archaeology sites in databases.
Special note about site reports in the print collection:
Generally, site reports related to North American archaeology are located on the 3rd floor of Ablah Library and begin with the call number, E78. The reports are then divided alphabetically by state. For example, books on the archaeology of New Mexico begin with E78.N65, and those about Kansas begin with E78.K16. Although you could browse this call number area of the general stacks, there are a number of strategies you can use to find archaeological site reports by using the Online Catalog. Since there are site reports found in other call number ranges, i.e. AS, E78, and F, you may not want to always limit yourself to one call number area.