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How to Find Site Reports: Getting Started

Site Reports are documents with text and supporting illustrations that describe the results of an archaeological excavation.

Department of Anthropology


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Evanston IL 60208-1330
Phone: 847-491-5402
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Search Tools

NUsearch is the library's tool for finding books, journals, videos, images, and more (both physical and electronic) in the library collections.

Finding Materials

Searching Methods

Searching by keyword

Try using the following words along with a country name, region and/or type of site (ex. Peru, Andean region, cave dwelling) or name of a specific group or tribe of people (ex. Inca)

  • excavations - archaeology
  • antiquities
  • archaeology

Searching for specific sites

The name of the archaeological site is usually a Subject Heading.  Use the Advanced Search to search for the site name under Subject.  Here are some examples:

  • Michilimackinac
  • Cahokia
  • Chichen Itza
  • Olduvai Gorge

Searching for sites by state or province

To locate archaeological sites in Canada and the United States (no particular site) use the following format: province or state followed by the word antiquities.

To locate sites by any other country (no particular site) use the following subject heading structure: 


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Northwestern University Library
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