North America

Featured project: Harvard Yard Archaeology Project, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

Selection of 17th and 18th century artifacts excavated from Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA:
glass stemware fragment, metal domestic spoon, glass bottle fragment,
and ceramic stoneware fragments
Peabody ID 987-22-10/100159, 987-22-10/100192,
992-9-10/100224 and 992-9-10/100225
(digital file #98610175)
Peabody Collections Online


As part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the 1655 Harvard Indian College, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Native American Program, and Department of Anthropology began an ongoing collaboration to study seventeenth-century Harvard and its overlooked histories. HYAP embodies the evolving ideals of a multicultural educational setting and critically reflects on the role of early Harvard within shared histories.




Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

The use of pattern in student material culture: a preliminary report from Harvard Yard.

Author(s): Graffam, Gray.
Subject(s): Historical archaeology | Pottery -- Massachusetts | Typology (Archaeology)
In: North American archaeologist, v. 3, no. 3, 1982, p. 207-224


Featured journals focusing on North America

Double weave covered basket, "Eyes of Cattle" design
Peabody ID: 32-18-10/27
Peabody Collections Online

Tozzer Library collects comprehensively in all subfields of anthropology, with one emphasis being material on the indigenous peoples of America. Below is a list of selected journal titles focusing on North America meant to illustrate the breadth of coverage in Anthropological Literature. For a complete list of currently indexed journal titles, please click on the "Currently Indexed Journals" tab.




American journal of archaeology  Indexed 1885-
Archaeology in Montana  Indexed 1958-
Archéologiques  Indexed 2000-
Arkansas archeologist  Indexed 1960-
Artifact  Indexed 1965-
Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut  Indexed 1935-
Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey  Indexed 1970-
Bulletin (Maine Archaeological Society)  Indexed 1964-
Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society  Indexed 1952-
Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society  Indexed 1929-
Idaho archaeologist  Indexed 1986-
Journal (Houston Archeological Society)  Indexed 1980-
Journal of Alabama archaeology  Indexed 1955-
Journal of Middle Atlantic archaeology  Indexed 1986-
Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society  Indexed 1951-
Journal of Vermont archaeology  Indexed 1994-
Kansas anthropologist  Indexed 1998-
The Kiva  Indexed 1935-
Louisiana archaeology  Indexed 1974-
Manitoba archaeological journal  Indexed 1965-
Maryland archeology  Indexed 1976-
Midcontinental journal of archaeology, MCJA  Indexed 1976-
Michigan archaeologist  Indexed 1957-
Mississippi archaeology  Indexed 1969-
Missouri archaeologist  Indexed 1936-
New Hampshire archeologist  Indexed 1950-
North Carolina archaeology  Indexed 1949-
Pacific Coast Archaeological Society quarterly  Indexed 1966-
Pennsylvania archaeologist  Indexed 1932-
Quarterly bulletin : Archeological Society of Virginia  Indexed 1946-
Saskatchewan archaeology  Indexed 1980-1999
South Carolina antiquities  Indexed 1972-
South Dakota archaeology  Indexed 1981-
Tennessee anthropologist  Indexed 1976-2000
Utah archaeology  Indexed 1955-
Wisconsin archeologist  Indexed 1909-
Wyoming archaeologist  Indexed 1961-

Pictographic bison robe
Peabody ID: 99-12-10/53121
Peabody Collections Online

Additional resources

Harvard University Native American Program

Images of colonialism, Widener Library, Harvard Library

Navajo Ant Project, Navajo Nation's Diné College, the Diné Environmental Institute, Harvard University Native American Program and the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

External resources

National NAGPRA, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior