INTRODUCTION to ARCHAEOLOGY

As part of the Adult Field School offerings that State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni leads once each year, on-site lectures are often given in association with PowerPoint slideshows. These are intended to explain the fundamentals of archaeology, giving insight into the techniques, tools and methods used before, during and after the "digging" is performed.

While the following collection of images cannot replace the contextual discussions the Dr. Bellantoni provides with each, these will hopefully provide the viewer with an appreciation of the wealth of information provided.

At a number of places, links will be provided to direct the user to other pages in this web site, where additional information on the subject may be found.

Click on any icon to see its page, and to "walk" through the collection from that point. On each page, click on its image to see a larger view of it.