Useful Archaeology Links
Links to websites of archaeological interest (all links go to sites outside of Cardiff University).
For a list of archaeology online teaching and learning resources please follow the link on the right-hand side of this page.
The Council for British Archaeology
The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. The CBA website is an excellent place to find important information about the following archaeological topics:
Cadw is the historic environment division within the Welsh Assembly Government with responsibility for protecting, conserving and promoting an appreciation of the historic environment of Wales. This includes historic buildings, ancient monuments, historic parks and gardens, landscapes and underwater archaeology.
The National Museum Wales
The National Museum Wales consists of six separate museums around Wales, including the National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, and the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon. Together the NMW's nationally important archaeological collections contain invaluable evidence for life and death in Wales from the first use of caves 250,000 years ago to the start of the industrial revolution.
World Archaeological Congress
The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization and is the only representative world-wide body of practising archaeologists. WAC seeks to promote interest in the past in all countries, to encourage the development of regionally-based histories and to foster international academic interaction. Its aims are based on the need to recognise the historical and social roles as well as the political context of archaeology, and the need to make archaeological studies relevant to the wider community.
Society for American Archaeology
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.
American Anthropological Association
The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology. In the United States Archaeology is usually found within university Anthropology departments.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
The Institute for Field Archaeology
The Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA) is the professional organisation for archaeologists in the United Kingdom. It promotes professional standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and promoting enjoyment of heritage.