Tuesday, November 24, 2015

National Park Service Archaeology Program: Research in the Parks


"Discover some of the amazing archaeological work that has been done in our national parks. Use the research tools to assist you if you wish to delve deeper into our shared national past."

NPS Online Resources

  • Projects in Parks
  • Archaeology Program Publications
  • NPS Regional Centers and Offices for Archaeology
  • NPS History Program
  • NPS HABS/HAER Collection

Research Tools

  • National Archaeological Database (NADB)
  • NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog
  • NPS Library Information Center
  • Department of the Interior Library
  • American Memory, Library of Congress


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
    • Archaeological Investigations
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
    • Amidst Ancient Monuments: The Administrative History of Mound City Group National Monument/Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio (1999)
    • The Hopeton Earthworks and Hopewell Culture
    • Hopewell Archaeology Newsletter
    • Hopewell Culture Museum Collections
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
    • Routes Used During the Cherokee Removal of 1838-1839, March 2009 (PDF)
  • Effigy Mounds
    • Documenting Native American Monuments at Effigy Mounds National Monument
    • Figures on the Landscape (historic resource study, 2003)
    • The Perpetual March: An Administrative History of Effigy Mounds National Monument (1989)
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
    • Archaeology at Mammoth Cave (PDF)
  • Grand Portage National Monument
    • Late Prehistoric Cultural Affiliation Study: Grand Portage National Monument (PDF, 1999)
    • Archaeological Excavations at the Northwest Company's Fur Trade Post, Grand Portage, Minnesota, in 1936-1937 (1963, PDF)
    • Grand Portage: A History of the Sites, People, and Fur Trade (1969, PDF)
  • Pipestone National Monument
    • Managing the Sacred and the Secular: An Administrative History of Pipestone National Monument (1992)
  • Voyageurs National Park
    • People of the Thick Fir Woods
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Emerald Mound National Historic Landmark
    • Recommendations for Mound Maintenance and Visitor Use and Access Areas of the Natchez Trace Parkway Mounds (2004) (PDF)
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    • Collections: Artifacts and Preservation
    • Collections: Colonial and Historic
    • Collections: Native American
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
    • Historic Archaeology
    • New Light on Washington's Fort Necessity: A Report on the Archaeological Explorations at Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site (1957)
  • Shiloh National Military Park
    • Shiloh Indian Mounds
    • A History of Shiloh National Military Park (administrative history, 1954, PDF)
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
    • Archaeological Excavations at the Manitou Fish Camp, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (PDF)
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