Archaeology Links

We know that some (or many) of you will have questions about other aspects of archaeology. This page is a round-up of links to credible legitimate sources of information. Check back as we will continue to add to this page.

Archaeology Laws…Ignorance of the Law is NO EXCUSE!

“The following articles summarize in plain English the key laws and regulations that protect archeological resources.” — summary of those laws can be found here.

Want to know more about laws dealing with cultural resources and artifacts in Tennessee?  Check out the Tennessee Division of Archaeology’s website.

Laws governing Native American Indian Cemeteries in Tennessee.

Links for general information about Archaeology

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History as a helpful  Glossary of Archaeological Terms.

An Introduction to Archaeology available on the Archaeological Institute of America.

Links for further information about Tennessee Archaeology

Want to know more about archaeology in Tennessee? Visit the Tennessee Archaeology Network.


Links to further information about the Pre-Contact Period in Tennessee and the Southeastern US

First Tennesseans — a permanent exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.

“Prehistoric American Indians in Tennessee” — an essay by Dr. Jefferson Chapman, McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture, University of Tennessee

Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee — a permanent exhibit at the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture, University of Tennessee

Outline of Prehistory: Southeastern North American and Caribbean — Southeastern Archeological Center, National Park Service


Links to further information for the Historic Period

Questions about Historic Cemeteries? You can find information, laws, and guidelines here. More information can be found here for Rutherford County Historic Cemeteries. Tennessee State Library and Archives

Want to know which organizations we belong to? 

Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology Conference

Society for American Archaeology

American Anthropological Association

Archaeological Institute of America

Society of Ethnobiology

International Council for Zooarchaeology

Register of Professional Archaeologists


Still can’t find what you are looking for? Send us an email and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.


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