Archaeologists study past human societies through the analysis of material objects they left behind. Many archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts have blogs where they share discoveries, ideas, news, and opinions. These blogs are a great way to learn about the world of archaeology and stay on top of the latest research and discoveries in the field. Whether you are an aspiring archaeologist, an established professional, or just curious about the subject, you are sure to find something interesting and useful in the blogs on this list. Only blogs active in 2013 were considered. So, without further ado, in alphabetical order, here are our picks for the thirty top archaeology related blogs in 2013.
A Hot Cup of Joe – Get your daily cup of archaeology, anthropology, science, and skepticism here.
Aardvarchaeology – Dr. Martin Rundkvist, Swedish archaeologist, skeptic, speaker, father, tells it as he sees it.
AlunSalt – What does archaeology tell us about what the ancients thought about the sky?
Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives – Fascinating thoughts on the archaeology of sex and gender.
ArchaeoPop – Traces of the past in the popular culture of today.
Archaeoblog – Anthony Cagle’s commentary on archaeological happenings has been serving up old news since 2004 A.D.
Archaeolog – An archaeology collective discusses the latest in archaeology.
Bible Places – Biblical geography, history, and archaeology.
Calixtlahuaca Archaeological Project – Informal reports from current archaeological research at Calixtlahuaca, a large urban center of the Matlatzinco culture, closely related to the Aztecs.
Digging Digitally – Archaeology finds and digs, data sharing, digitally enabled research, and education.
Dirt – Archaeology, higher education, and baseball.
Egyptology News – News about ancient Egypt from prehistory to the end of the Coptic period.
Elfshot – Notes from a Canadian archaeologist and flintknapper.
Kris’s Archaeology Blog – K. Kris Hurst’s attempt to take archaeology to the public.
Middle Savagery – A Berkeley archaeology PhD candidate speaks her mind on fieldwork and theory.
Mick Morrison – Thoughts on archaeology, heritage and web-geekery from an Australian archaeologist.
Old Dirt–New Thoughts – New thoughts on archeology and education.
Paleo-Future – Musings from an “accidental expert” on past visions of the future.
Past Thinking – Past Thinking is a blog about where the past meets the future, covering archaeology, history, computing, and where they all meet.
PhDiva – Dorothy King is Â “Cordon bleau trained archaeologist bluffing her way through military history” and working on a book about ancient women and war.
Ritmeyer Archaeological Design – Archaeological designers on the latest research, analysis, and products in Biblical archaeology.
Roman Archaeology – Current archaeology and research into the remains of Roman and Byzantine civilizations from Mary Harrsch.
SEAArch – Southeast Asian archaeology news.
Seandalaiocht – Irish archaeology from Brian Dolan.
Sexy Archaeology – Exciting and appealing archaeology.
Stone Pages Archaeo News – Comprehensive news on the latest finds and digs around the world.
The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World – News and views on Mediterranean archaeology.
The Tell es-Safi/Gath Excavations Official (And Unofficial) Weblog – All about the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavations and more.
Viking Archaeology Blog – The latest news and views on the archaeology of Viking culture.
Where In The Hell Am I? – A Texas contract archaeologist takes to the blogosphere.