Archaeological Institute of America News
An online news resource from the Archaeological Institute of America, the publishers of Archaeology magazine. “Archaeology magazine offers compelling narratives about the human past from every corner of the globe. Edited for a general audience, our news, features, and photo essays employ in-depth reporting, cogent analysis, and vivid storytelling to provide an accurate and often surprisingly intimate look at the record of human existence…” (Read more)
Archaeology News Network
The Archaeology News Network is a non-profit, online open access, pro-community news website bringing together people in related fields with active interests intersecting archaeology.
Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/p/about.html#.U2PdJq1dWTQ
Follow Archaeology News Network: @ArchaeoNewsNet on Twitter | groups/thearchaeologynewsnetwork/ on Facebook
Bible History Daily
Keep up with the latest Biblical archaeology news at Bible History Daily, produced by the Biblical Archaeology Society. “The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands…” (Read more)
Discovery Archeology News
This news site from the Discovery channel highlights some of the latest discoveries in history and archaeology research.
National Geographic Ancient World News
This site offers detailed reports of the latest discoveries in archaeology, illustrated with the type of stunning photographs you would expect from National Geographic.
Science Daily Archaeology News
“Science Daily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world…” (Read more)
Smithsonian Smartnews History
Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership…” (Read more)
RESOURCES FOR ANCIENT HISTORY RESEARCH
Ancient World Mapping Center
The Ancient World Mapping Center is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their web site presents an ever growing collection of resources for digital mapping. Currently offered is a series of shapefiles curated by AWMC as well as a collection of cultural geography metadata.
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)
The online repository for (eventually) all cuneiform-inscribed tablets and other objects in museums worldwide! Wonderful photos, translations, and descriptions of cuneiform tablets in Sumerian, Akkadian, and other languages/formats. The CDLI is also a partner project of the Penn Museum Babylonian Section’s electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary (http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL)
Translations and bibliography (as well as transliterations) given for almost 400 Sumerian cuneiform texts from the late third – early second millennia BCE. You can search by individual words, cities, or periods!
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives (ETANA)
An incredible series of tools and texts. Links you to (i) ABZU, a database of journals, newsletters, and websites relating to the Ancient Near East; (ii) ETANA Core Texts, which offers full copies of Ancient Near Eastern texts (in the form of drawings, translations, and monographs/collections); (iii) eTACT, the definitive database for Akkadian translations, and (iv) a series of Near Eastern archaeological projectssearchable via the ETANA database system.
Greek Inscriptions online database
An online collection of inscriptions from Greek antiquity.
Using a digital text of Herodotus’s Histories, Hestia uses web-mapping technologies such as GIS, Google Earth and the Narrative TimeMap to investigate the cultural geography of the ancient world through the eyes of one of its first witnesses.
Inscriptiones Creticae online
Downloadable digital copies of Friderici Halbherr’s assemblage of Cretan inscriptions in four volumes.
LiBER Linear B Electronic Resources
LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources) is a CNR-ISMA project which aims at producing an integrated database of Linear B documents, with the ultimate goal of providing scholars, and all those who are interested in the Mycenaean world, with an updated edition of the Linear B documents, along with a new set of search tools. Individual texts are supplied with transcriptions, critical apparatus, photographs as well as, whenever possible, with all the relevant information about findspots, scribes, chronologies, inventory numbers and places of preservation. The database can be searched by series of documents, syllabic sequences, logograms, scribes and findspots, while search results can be displayed both as lists of texts and interactive maps. At the present stage, the database contains the Linear B documents from Mycenae, Tiryns and Midea. The Knossos documents are currently being processed.
Library of Ashurbanipal Project–British Museum
The Ashurbanipal Library Project was set up in 2002 as a long-term co-operation with the University of Mosul, in Iraq, aiming to bring Ashurbanipal’s astonishing library back to life. Using modern technology, this most ancient library can be opened to new readers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Publication Database
Cool set of exhibit catalogs, secondary sources, and image-laden coffee-table volumes. All available free, for download.
ORBIS The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World simulates the time and price costs of travel by land, river and sea across the mature imperial transportation network, notionally approximating conditions around 200 CE.
The Oriental Institute of Chicago’s Free Publication Database
Another awesome set of exhibit catalogs, primary and secondary sources, and image-laden coffee-table volumes. All available free, for download.
PapPal facilitates the study of ancient writing by collecting images of dated papyri. Its aim is to illustrate the development and diversity of ancient scripts, and to assist in dating undated texts.
Papyri.info has two primary components. The Papyrological Navigator (PN) supports searching, browsing, and aggregation of ancient papyrological documents and related materials; the Papyrological Editor (PE) enables multi-author, version controlled, peer reviewed scholarly curation of papyrological texts, translations, commentary, scholarly metadata, institutional catalog records, bibliography, and images.
Southampton University Amphora Project: Online Database
The Southampton University Amphora Project is an online introductory resource for the study of Roman amphorae. The established amphora specialist will be familiar with much of what is presented here. This is because it is aimed at archaeologists unfamiliar with amphorae, curators in museums and students interested in finding their way around the subject of Roman amphorae.
OTHER STUDY TOOLS
Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.
Quizlet Flashcard Maker
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes.