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Anthropology and Archaeology: Print Reference Sources

A guide to Anthropology & Archaeology resources available through the library

Reference Works

Reference sources provide background information to your topic.  They're on the main floor of the library & will give you background information and keywords to use when searching databases.

You might want to try:

General Anthropology Terms & Concepts

  • Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991) Reference GN307.W56
  • Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2006) Reference GN11. 53
  • Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (1996) Reference GN307.E52


General Archaeology Terms & Concepts

  • Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America (1998) Reference E77.9. A72 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Archaeology (2008) Reference CC70. E53
  • Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures (1997) Reference DT2.E53
  • Medieval Archaeology (2001) Reference D125. M43
  • Milestones in Archaeology (2007) Reference CC100. M87
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2003) CC70. D38
  • The World Atlas of Archaeology (2000) Reference CC165. C59 2000


First Nations

  • Native America: Portrait of the Peoples (1994) Reference E89.C34
  • Native Canadian Anthropology and History (Bibliography) (1994) Reference Z1209.2.C3K74
  • The Native North American Almanac (2001) Reference E77.N377
  • The Sioux and other Native American Cultures of the Dakotas (1993) Reference E99.D1H66



  • Forensic Science: An Encyclopedia of History, Methods, and Techniques (2006) Reference HV8073. T55



*For languages, see our Classical and Modern Languages LibGuide*

  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (1992) Reference P29.I58
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1987) Reference P29.C64
  • The Linguistics Encyclopaedia (1991) Reference P29.L52



Subject Guide

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