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Archaeology: Books

A guide to finding information in archaeology. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: Wenke patterns prehistory

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

Key locations for archaeology

2nd Floor

301 Anthropology

3rd Floor

550 Geology
560 Paleontology
570 Anthropology and biology
576.8 Evolution
599.9 Physical anthropology
599.938 Human evolution
709.011 Art of non-literate people
709.37 Art of ancient Rome
709.38 Art of ancient Greece
720.9 History of architecture
722 Ancient architecture
733 Classical sculpture
737 Coins


4th Floor

913 and 930.1 Archaeology
930 - 939 Ancient history and archaeology
930.1 Prehistoric archaeology
940 Modern European history


Anthropology 301
Archaeological methods 913.018 and 930.1

Bronze age 930.156

Ceramics 738
Classical sculpture 733
Coins 737.4

Dating techniques 913.018 and 930.10285

Evolution 575 and 576.8
Excavation techniques 913.018 and 930.1028
Excavations see under Regional archaeology

Field archaeology 913.018 and 930.1028

Industrial archaeology 609
Iron age 930.16

Neolithic period 930.14

Paleolithic period 930.12
Physical anthropology 599.9 and 930.10285
Pollen analysis 561.13
Pottery – Greek 738.30938
Pottery – Roman 738.30937
Prehistoric archaeology 930.1

Regional archaeology:
     Aegean 913.391 and 939
     Ancient civilisations 913.3 and 930
     Ancient Greece 913.38 and 938
     Ancient Rome 913.37 and 937
     England 913.42 and 936.2
     Europe 913.4 and 936
     France 913.44 and 936.44
     Germany 913.43 and 936.3
     Ireland 913.415 and 936.15
     Italy 913.45 and 937
     Mediterranean 913.4 and 937
     Scotland 913.41 and 936.11

Sculpture – classical 733
Silchester 913.4227 and 936.2271
Stone age Britain 936.201
Stone age Europe 936.01

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