Free Resources

Stay connected to the past through these free online resources.

Want a quick overview of an archaeological culture, topic, or place? Try our fact sheet series. To go deeper, explore older back issues of Archaeology Southwest Magazine. Don’t know where to start? Use our introductory guide to get an overview of the major concepts, places, cultures, and themes that Southwestern archaeologists are exploring.

Find out what we’re learning and sharing at professional conferences through our conference poster series, and discover current research and insights from today’s top scholars through our video archive and Preservation Archaeology blog. Want to interact and ask questions in real time? Stay tuned for upcoming online presentations on our events page. If you want to learn more, you can also now enjoy extended content related to these presentations.

In the comfort of your own home, you can digitally explore heritage sites and plan future visits. You can also learn ancient skills like flintkanpping and knife hafting through Hands-On Archaeology’s online tutorials.

Finally, stay connected with us and one another through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow archaeology and heritage news by signing up for our weekly Southwest Archaeology Today newsletter.

Keep well and safe, from all of us at Archaeology Southwest.

Your Guide to Southwestern Archaeology 101

Are you new to learning about archaeology in the Southwest? Seeking a refresher on the major concepts, places, cultures, and themes that Southwestern archaeologists are exploring today and over the past two decades? This guide is for you.


Preservation Archaeology in the Classroom

Become a Preservation Archaeology Education Partner by exploring and sharing our free and low-cost resources for educators


Hands-On Archaeology Online

Ancient Technologies expert Allen Denoyer brings Hands-On Archaeology directly to you through his new videos and his blog archive.


Archaeology Café Online: Extended Content

Enjoy extended content related to past and upcoming Archaeology Café Online presentations.


Archaeology Southwest Magazine

When a back-issue of the magazine is five-years-old (or older), we make it available to the public as a PDF, free of charge.


Fact Sheet Series

Learn general information about a wide range of archaeological topics in our ever-growing Archaeology Southwest Fact Sheet Series.


Conference Posters

Poster presentations are one way we share our findings at professional conferences. We also post them here to share with you.


Video Archive

Enjoy videos from our Tea and Archaeology series, past Archaeology Café seasons, and more.


Preservation Archaeology Blog

Discover first-hand what our staff, volunteers, and guest authors are learning about life long ago.


Preservation Archaeology Today E-News

Sign up for our free weekly archaeology and heritage news digest.

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Southwestern Heritage Sites

Plan your next adventure by discovering which heritage sites are near you.