Archaeology is an online, full-text database with information on prehistory of the
world. This database, modeled after eHRAF World Cultures, is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological
traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF's
modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This
comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well
beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in
foreign language texts.
eHRAF Archaeology is organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and full-text documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. For the list of traditions currently included click here.
This archaeological database provides researchers and students access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Traditions are selected by random sampling from the Outline of Archaeological Traditions, compiled with the help of a distinguished Board of Advisors. To encourage historical and evolutionary analysis, the traditions prior to and following each tradition will be included in subsequent installments.
Access to the online eHRAF Archaeology (http://ehrafarchaeology.yale.edu) database requires membership (or temporary password). Check our list of member institutions to see if your institution is already a member of HRAF. A free month trial for eHRAF Archaeology is available for interested individuals and a semester-long trial is available for institutions.
To subscribe to eHRAF, individuals or institutions (colleges, universities, public libraries, museums, high schools, etc.) must first become part of the HRAF consortium. Contact HRAF for more information at 1-800-520-HRAF (4723), 203-764-9401, or firstname.lastname@example.org