At the Ancient History Encyclopedia, we like to introduce our users and contributors to other organizations and institutions which provide assistance in the study and preservation of the ancient past. One such organization is Archaeology Southwest. This is a private nonprofit which aims to increase public awareness in the rich past of the ancient cultures of the American Southwest and Northeast Mexico. Based in the United States, Archaeology Southwest is committed to the creation of research initiatives designed to protect artifacts and heritage sites alike. Be sure to check out their homepage and beautiful magazine--Archaeology Southwest Magazine--too!
Archaeology is a wide subject and definitions can vary, but broadly, it is the study of the culture and history of past peoples and their societies by uncovering and studying their material remains, i.e. tools, ruins, and pottery. Archaeology and history are different subjects but have things in common and constantly work with each other. While historians... [continue reading]