Archaeology Resources for Teachers

Archaeology Websites

Archaeology Websites for Teachers

Books for Teachers

Archaeology Websites for Kids

Information on Careers in Archaeology

Museums with Archaeology Exhibits

Slipware Lesson Plans (PDF) — These lessons are based on the 2007 Archaeology Month Poster

Archaeology Websites's Archaeology site

Archaeological Institute of America

Archaeology for the Public (Society for American Archaeology)


Archaeology Magazine

Archaeology Parks across America

Archaeology's DIG Magazine

ArchNet-World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology

Archaeology on the BBC

Earthwatch Institute

Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Massachusetts Historical Commission
click "Massachusetts Archaeology Month" for calendar updates

Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources

National Park Service "Links to the Past"

Passport in Time (USDA Forest Service)

Society for American Archaeology

Society for Historical Archaeology

The Archaeology Channel

Time Team America

Websites for Teachers

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Anthropology on the Internet for Grades K-12

The Archaeology Channel

Archaeology Education Outreach

Archaeological Institute of America Education Pages

Lesson Plans from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO - search on archaeology

Forensic Detectives: Archaeologists at Work

Friends of Pine Hawk
A Website about the Pine Hawk Site in Acton, MA created by the Acton Public Schools to supplement the 4th grade curriculum.

Historic Jamestowne

Independence National Park (National Park Service) (PDF)

Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education

National Museum of Natural History Anthropology Outreach

National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places

The Object of History from the National Museum of American History

Smithsonian for Educators

Society for American Archaeology Resources for Educators

The Stone Wall Initiative -- Lesson plans

What Artifacts Reveal about the Past

You Be the Historian

Books for Teachers

The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, 2000. Karolyn E. Smardz and Shelly J. Smith. Altamira Press

The Archaeology Workbook, 1992. Steve Daniels and Nicholas David. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

The Next Archaeology Workbook, 1989. Nicholas David and Jonathan Drive. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Archaeology in the Classroom: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents, 2001. Margo Muhl Davis, editor. Boston: The Archaeological Institute of America.

Cargoes from Three Continents: Ancient Mediterranean Trade in Modern Archaeology, 1999. Cleary, Marie, and Mark J. Meister. Iowa: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co.

Digging Deep: Teaching Social Studies through the Study of Archaeology, 1997. Dennie Palmer Wolf, Dana Balick, and Julie Crave. Heinemann.

Hands-On Archaeology Real Life Activities For Kids, 2005. John R. White. Prufrock Press

Past Meets Present: Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers and Community Groups, 2007 . Jameson, John H. and Sherene Baugher, editors. Springer.

The First Peoples of the Northeast, 1994. Esther K. Braun and David P. Braun, Moccasin Hill Press, Bedford, MA.

Archaeology Websites for Kids

Archaeology for the Public - Fun for all Ages

Archaeology for Kids

Colonial Williamsburg Kids Zone—Play the Dirt Detectives Junior Archaeologist Game

Dig—The Archaeology Magazine for Kids

The Mesoamerican Ball Game

National Park Service – Archaeology for Kids

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum in Montreal – Online Games

Smithsonian Kids

Walk Through Time

Information on Careers in Archaeology

F.A.Q.s About a Career in Archaeology

F.A.Q.s About Archaeology from the Society for American Archaeology

Society for Historical Archaeology's Guide to Graduate Programs in Historical Archaeology and Underwater Archaeology

Careers, Opportunities, and Jobs in Archaeology

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Museums with Archaeology Exhibits

Archaeology Museums

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
617-496-1027 •

Robbins Museum of Archaeology
17 Jackson Street, Middleboro
508-947-9005 •

Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
175 Main Street, on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover
978-749-4490 •

Semitic Museum
Harvard University, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
617-495-4631 •

Art Museums

D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
21 Edwards Street, Springfield
413-263-6800  •

Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley
781-283-2051 •

Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg
978-345-4207  •

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
21 Edwards Street, Springfield
413-263-6800  •

Harvard University Art Museums
Harvard University Campus, Corner of Quincy and Broadway, Cambridge
617-495-9400  •

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Lower Lake Road, South Hadley
413-538-2245  •

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617-267-9300  •

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem
978-745-9500 •

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester
508-799-4406  •

Children’s Museums

Children's Discovery Museum
177 Main Street, Acton
978-264-4200 •

The Children's Museum
300 Congress Street, Boston
617-426-6500 •

The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton
508-230-3789 •

History Museums

Alden House Museum
105 Alden Street, Duxbury
781-934-9092  •

Aptucxet Trading Post Museum
24 Aptucxet Road, Bourne
508-759-8167  •

The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield
413-443-7171  •

The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, Monterey
413-528-6888 •

Buttonwoods Museum
240 Water Street, Haverhill
978-374-4626  •

The Charles River Museum of Industry
154 Moody Street, Waltham
781-893-5410  •

Commonwealth Museum
220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
617-727-9268  •

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Street, Concord
978-369-9763  •

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street, Newburyport
978-462-8681  •

Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main Street, Amherst
413-542-8161  •

Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard
978-456-3924  •

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum
662 Boston Post Road, Weston
781-894-1751  •

Heritage Plantation
Located at the intersection of Pine and Grove Streets, Sandwich
508-888-3300  •

Historic Deerfield
79 Old Main Street, Deerfield
413-774-5581  •

The House of Seven Gables
115 Derby Street, Salem
978-744-0991  •

Isaac Winslow House
Corner of Webster and Careswell Streets, Marshfield
781-837-5753  •

Lowell National Historic Park
67 Kirk Street, Lowell
978-970-5000  •

Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society
59 School Street, Edgartown
508-627-4441  •

Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum
Route 130, Mashpee
508-477-1536  •

Middlesex Canal Museum
71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica
978-670-2740  •

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street, Boston
617-725-0022  •

Museum of Our Industrial Heritage
2 Mead Street, Greenfield
413-336-8275  •

Scottish Right Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Road, Lexington
781-861-6559  •

Newton History Museum
527 Washington Street, Newton
617-552-7228  •

Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green, Taunton
508-822-1622  •

Orchard House
399 Lexington Road, Concord
978-369-4118  •

The Paul Revere House
19 North Square, Boston
617-523-2338  •

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street, Plymouth
508-746-1620  •

Rebecca Nurse Homestead
149 Pine Street, Danvers
978-774-8799  •

Royall House and Slave Quarters
15 George Street, Medford
781-396-9032  •

The Stone House Museum
20 Maple Street, Belchertown
413-323-6573  •

Townsend Historical Society
72 Main Street, Townsend
978-597-2106  •

Truro Historical Society Museum
27 Highland Road, North Truro
508-487-3397  •

Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill
617-277-0065  •

Williamstown House of Local History
1095 Main Street, Williamstown
413-458-2160  •

Wood Museum of Springfield History
21 Edwards St., Springfield
413-263-6800  •

Living History Museums

Hancock Shaker Village
Located at the junction of Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield
413-443-0188 •

Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty Street, Concord
978-369-6993  •

Old Greenfield Village
386 Mohawk Trail, Greenfield
413-774-7138 •

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge
508-347-3362 •

Plimoth Plantation
Located off Route 3 South, exit 4 (137 Warren Avenue), Plymouth
508-746-1622 •

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
244 Central Street, Saugus
781-233-0050 •

Nature/Science Museums

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Route 6A, Brewster
508-896-3867 •

The Ecotarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester
508-929-2700 •

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
617-495-3045 •

MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
617-253-4444 •

Museum of Science
Science Park, Boston
617-723-2500 •

Science Discovery Museum
177 Main Street, Acton
978-264-4200 •

South Shore Natural Science Center
Jacobs Lane, off Route 123, Norwell
781-659-2559 •

Springfield Science Museum
21 Edwards St., Springfield
413-263-6800 •

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