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Reference Sources (Dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) These resources will provide a general overview and are helpful when searching for research topics.  All of these sources are available in the reference section of the library:

Adeline, Jules.
The Adeline Art Dictionary, Including Terms in Architecture, Heraldry, and Archaeology. New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co, 1966. Print.

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2009. Print.

Darvill, Timothy. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.

Mollett, John W. An Illustrated Dictionary of Art and Archaeology, Including Terms Used in Architecture, Jewelry, Heraldry, Costume, Music, Ornament, Weaving, Furniture, Pottery, Ecclesiastical Ritual. New York: American Archives of World Art, 1966. Print.

Muser, Curt. Facts and Artifacts of Ancient Middle America: A Glossary of Terms and Words Used in the Archaeology and Art History of Pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America. 1st ed. New York: Dutton, 1978. Print.

Pfeiffer, Charles F. The Biblical World; a Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1966. Print.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Archaeology. 1st ed. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1960. Print. 

The World Atlas of Archaeology. New York: Portland House, 1988. Print.