The obligation to teach our school children about the importance of archaeological preservation and stewardship becomes more urgent as modern construction and looters daily encroach on fragile and non-renewable archaeological sites. Awareness of our cultural heritage, as manifested in archaeological sites and artifacts, has become an increasingly important issue for archaeologists and educators alike. Many archaeological societies, professional organizations, and individuals are developing lesson plans, fieldwork opportunities, and public outreach programs. Their common quest is to familiarize and educate the public about archaeology's potential as an exciting motivator to learn about history and science, while at the same time promoting preservation and protection of archaeological sites.
This section of the Old Mobile Archaeology web site serves as a jumping-off point for educators to explore the many archaeological resources available on the Internet. It is not an exhaustive list of all sources, but rather an introduction to some aspects of archaeology.
The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill, Alabama has a new site!
French Colonial Archaeology
The French Colonial Site of Moran, Harrison County, Mississippi
Stewardship and Preservation Issues
The National Park Service has a site dedicated to the conservation and protection of archaeological resources.
The Civil War Preservation Trust is dedicated to preserving America's vanishing civil war battlefields.
Conservation and Technology
The Alabama Historical Commission
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
The National Park Service's Curation page considers the importance of the curation and study of artifacts, with links to other curation sites and links to guidelines and standards for curation of material culture.
The Society for Industrial Archaeology page stresses the importance of studying our industrial past.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
National Geographic magazine
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Underwater Archaeology - a guide to underwater archaeology resources on the internet.
Universtity of West Florida Maritime Archaeology Program
Society for American Archaeology Dedicated to the appreciation and study of humanitys past.
Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids, Published in cooperation with the Archaeology Institute of America.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Institute for Nautical Archaeology Texas A&M
Some Famous Archaeological Sites in the United States
The Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Virginia
Tuskeegee Institute Natural Historic Site
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
The La Salle Shipwreck Projecct, Texas
Poverty Point Site
Anasazi Heritage Center
Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest
Tannehill Historical State Park
Alabama Prehistory and History
Historic Blakeley State Park
Go here to make a virtual visit to Old St. Stephens!
The National Park Service hosts the Russell Cave Site, as well as offering some educational resources about archaeology
The Center for Archaeological Studies' Archaeology website
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