Archaeology: Find Books

Sources for research in archaeology

PSU Library Catalog


Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Using Subject Headings

Subject headings are the terms libraries use to organize books and journals. You can use them:

  • as search terms in the databases and catalog
  • to browse the shelves for additional sources

Here are some examples: 

Africa -- antiquities

America -- antiquities

Archaeology -- history

Archeaological surveying

Asia -- antiquities

Cave Paintings

Classical Antiquities

Egypt -- social life and customs


Excavations (Archaeology)

Indians of North America -- social life and customs


Material Culture

Oceania -- antiquities

Pottery -- analysis

Prehistoric Peoples

Underwater Archaeology​