The 9 Best Archaeology Websites and Blogs to Follow
Learning about human origins, lost civilizations, and ancient artifacts can be interesting and informative at the same time. There are several websites and blogs from where you can learn about archaeological discoveries and mysteries.
Here, we’ll take a look at nine top archaeology websites you can follow to keep up with the latest archaeological news and discoveries.
Popular Archaeology is one of the leading digital archaeology magazines that publish archaeology news and research for the layman.
Popular Archaeology covers daily news in the fields of archaeology, writes about intriguing discoveries, and publishes in-depth reports. Moreover, you can read opinions and interviews of reputed archaeologists on this website.
Popular Archaeology has several contributors, most of whom are archaeologists themselves. It publishes four issues of its online magazine each year. You can also subscribe to its newsletter to get archaeology news to your inbox.
Popular Archaeology has a free plan that lets you access most of the content. But you’ll have to subscribe to the paid membership (which costs $9 per year) to gain access to more in-depth content.
Current World Archaeology is a prestigious archaeology print magazine that publishes archaeological news and articles on its website.
Each issue of this magazine has news and features about the latest archaeological findings. It also contains book reviews and the stories of any unique, ancient objects. You can read about the firsthand experience of different archaeological sites on its website.
Current World Archaeology also shares some interesting images of different artifacts, sites, and museums. If you’re interested in exploring any specific continent or country, you can browse the articles by region.
Current World Archaeology publishes six issues every year. The subscription to the print magazine costs around $50 a year, though you can read most content for free on its website.
Published by Archaeological Institute of America, Archaeological Magazine is a 70-year-old magazine for archaeology geeks. It has both print and digital editions, as well as a content-rich website.
Archaeological Magazine covers news about the discoveries, in-depth articles, and reports. It has interactive maps of different regions that allow you to virtually visit any site.
Archaeology Magazine also shares pictures and stories about interesting artifacts found from different parts of the world. On its website, you can also watch videos, view slideshows, and listen to podcasts on different archaeological sites and topics.
Archaeology Magazine’s annual subscription, which includes six issues, costs around $30 per year. You can subscribe to Archaeology magazine’s newsletter as well.
National Geographic has a section for archaeology on its website. They cover news, different ancient sites, and archaeological mysteries in the form of both videos and articles.
Intended for a general audience, the articles are quite interesting and have helpful illustrations or images.
There are definitely some websites on this list that provide more in-depth coverage, but that isn’t what National Geographic’s section is for. Rather it’s aimed at the average person that might be overwhelmed by all the details.
Formed with the collaboration of Montana State University and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Project Archaeology vows to increase awareness among the people regarding archaeological sites.
To that end, Project Archaeology regularly publishes blog posts about different archaeological sites and topics. It has several informative resources for teachers and students. These include curriculum guides, courses, and quizzes.
Project Archaeology also conducts workshops and conferences in different states to help people discover ancient civilizations. Their online store has several archaeology books, merchandise, and teaching kits.
Archaeologica is a 23-year-old archaeological news bulletin board that was created by archaeology fans.
Archaeologica aggregates archaeology news from multiple websites and publishes them daily on its website. These news articles are mostly from authoritative websites like CNN, ScienceDaily, Phys.org, and Scientific American.
On its news page, you can view the archive of daily news. Archaeologica has a forum with different discussion boards and threads for archaeological events and conferences. There’s also a thread featuring people’s favorite photos of ancient sites or artifacts.
American Journal of Archaeology is another journal published by the Archaeological Institute of America. Started in 1885, it’s one of the most reputed, peer-reviewed journals.
Though the AJA magazine requires a subscription, it has an open access policy under which some content is published on its website. This includes in-depth review articles, book reviews, museum reviews, and image galleries.
Non-subscribers can read some research published in its print magazine online. The Learning Resources page is particularly quite helpful as it lets you access career guides, databases, and multimedia.
The subscription of the digital version of this quarterly journal costs $80 per year for individuals, while the print+digital subscription costs $100 per year.
Ancient Origins is a popular archaeology website that aims to reveal information about archaeological discoveries and mysteries. It shares some academic research with its audience as well.
Here you can read about unique artifacts, ancient sites, human origins, and old writings. The Unexplained section is especially interesting as you can read about various unsolved archaeological mysteries.
The website also publishes opinion pieces to offer a variety of perspectives on archaeological topics. You can also watch videos and view images from their expeditions. Ancient Origins also has a discussion forum and a newsletter.
Though many articles on its website are available for free access, it offers membership, which lets you access premium content. Other than the in-depth, members-only articles, subscribers can view monthly webinars, download bi-monthly e-books, ask questions from archaeology experts, and read its digital magazine.
Gold members can even join the Ancient Origins team in their expeditions. The membership costs around $5-10 per month.
Founded in 1967, Current Archaeology claims to be Britain’s Favorite Archaeology Magazine. It covers everything from prehistoric times through the present day.
On Current Archaeology’s website, you can read news, features, museum and book reviews, and opinion pieces. There are reports about the latest excavations and discoveries.
Current Archaeology has a series of articles on Britain’s history, covering everything from 500,000 years ago to the present day. Moreover, it maintains a list of upcoming digs that you or your children can join.
Archaeology fans can also subscribe to the Current Archaeology monthly magazine. The digital version costs $80 per year, and the print edition costs around $67 per year.
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For history buffs, archaeology can be a fascinating subject. These websites and online magazines make it quite simple for anyone to gain a deeper understanding of the human past and keep up with the news of the latest archaeological discoveries.
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November 22, 2021 at 07:31AM