The Center for Archaeoastronomy : Archaeoastronomers study ancient archaeological sites and try to understand how they may have been used to interpret the heavens in extinct cultures. But many claims made on the Web about alleged archaeoastronomy sites don't quite stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Theban Mapping Project : About the Valley of the Kings, where for more than 500 years the ancient Egyptians enshrined their illustrious dead in sumptuous tombs. Tour the valley with this multimedia atlas, an international effort to document geological and archaeological treasures.
Underwater Archaeology : A tour of more than 20 archaeological sites and shipwreck expeditions in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coastline of France shows artifacts from wrecks, such as 2000-year-old amphoras. Take a virtual spelunking tour of the now-submerged Cosquer Cave near Marseilles, which contains prehistoric Monets and Renoirs decorated with hundreds of images, such as penguins and pot-bellied horses.
Living Links :
A Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution
Instead of hunting for missing links, why not focus on the living links between humans and their primate relatives?
Stone Age Habitats : Backdating Human Shelters. The mammoth bone home building industry (no mortgages) began a long time ago.
Archaeology Channel: Up to half-hour long movies explore remarkable sites. See the unsolved mysteries of Machu Picchu: Was this Inca bastion in the Andes a fortress? Visit the cliff houses of Mesa Verde in Colorado and see Crump's Cave in Kentucky, where Native Americans carved exquisite glyphs into the mud floor.
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative: Made by incising damp clay with a reed, cuneiform was used across the Near East for more than 3000 years. Available now are high-quality photos of some 3000 pieces belonging to the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin.
Nothing Is More Human Than Speech.: Our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees, use tools, have intricate social lives, and show signs of self-awareness. But they lack spoken language, and all the capacities it implies, from rapid and flexible manipulation of symbols to an ability to conceptualize things remote in time or space.