Learn Archaeology in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Archaeology Blogs

Jan 04, 2011

Dig deep into your passion for ancient artifacts and cultural heritage with these 10 fascinating archaeology blogs, covering subjects from current legal and political issues in the discipline to Lego models of ancient wheels.

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1. Archaeology Magazine

Published by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Archaeology Magazine Blog offers the latest news, finds, theory and analysis from archaeological practices around the world.

2. ArchaeoBlog

Want to keep up with the daily happenings in the archaeological world? Now you can with ArchaeoBlog, 'serving up old news since AD 2004.'

3. Alun Salt

From the origins of man to the way plants affect cultural perception, archaeology and science interact in many different ways. Explore that relationship with Alun, an 'archaeoastronomer' at the University of Leicester.

4. ArchaeoGeek

Technology is another world that frequently intersects with archaeology. ArchaeoGeek offers a glimpse into how computing and GIS affect contemporary archaeological practice.

5. Archaeopop

There's archaeology and science, archaeology and technology and now you've also got archaeology in pop culture. From Lego models of ancient artifacts to hip hop songs about ancient Egypt, this blog explores how archaeology is represented in the mainstream.

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6. Publishing Archaeology

This blog is an invaluable resource for students and researchers. The author offers opinions and information on recently published papers in archaeology, as well as research and publishing issues such as open access, quality control and interdisciplinary communication.

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7. Archaeology Online

Another great site for students, this blog directs readers to all the best archaeological information on the Internet, including the latest research, book reviews, excavation information, field schools and even an archaeology search engine.

8. Archaeology Digs

Want to keep up with the latest archaeological digs from around the world? Here's your go-to resource.

9. Culture in Peril

If you're interested in issues of cultural heritage and preservation, don't miss this blog. Author and archaeological researcher Nicholas Merkelson offers in-depth analysis of international cultural heritage issues, from the destruction of palaces in India to weather damage at Pompeii.

10. Cultural Property and Archaeology Law

From tracking provenance to preserving cultural rights, there are many different ways in which the law affects the world of archaeology. Learn all about it on this blog by an attorney with a passion for the discipline.

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