Archaeological sites are established individually as subject headings. The name of the site is the subject heading.
Sites are typically listed as "[Name] Site ([place])." Some places, such as states, are abbreviated. If you are unsure of the abbreviation, do a keyword search for the geographic location and check the subject headings that come up to find the appropriate abbreviation.
Some examples of site names are:
Some sites are called cave, tel, ruin, mound, etc. instead of "site." Some examples are:
And some other sites are refered to as "Extinct cities" to help distinguish them from modern cities with the same name:
If you are researching broad archaeological concepts or issues (instead of a specific site), you can include an additional line of keywords (not just subject headings) in your search that will help tailor your list of results:
If you do not know the name of a particular site or are interested in the archaeology of a geographic area, you can use broader term subject headings to do your search:
You may also search for a particular group or culture such as:
Or for more specific people & finds:
"Excavations (Archaeology) -- [place]" works for finding actual digs:
Or, use the term "Archaeology" when looking for material about archaeology as a branch of learning:
You can search by material or building type:
And you can do this within a specific geographic area as well: