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Welcome to the Explore Portal.

Here, you can choose to access some highlights of the collection by either site or artifact/material. If you come across a term you don’t recognize, simply use the glossary of archaeological terms to answer your questions or get in touch with us directly.

 

Sites

Sites

Explore a selection of archaeological sites in the Sustainable Archaeology McMaster collection. Allows users to view the range of artifacts uncovered at individual sites and to understand how assemblages vary between sites.

Materials

Materials

Explore the collection through the archaeological materials made and used by people in the past. These items and their characteristics become the data set that archaeologists study to make interpretations about the past. Over time, the materials employed and the techniques of their fabrication change. Each material type has its own nuances for the kinds of information that may be recovered.

Archaeological Terms

Archaeological Terms

Access a glossary of archaeological terms pertaining to field techniques, artifacts, site classifications and the processes affecting archaeological materials.