Archaeology is an interdisciplinary field at Cornell. Undergraduate majors and candidates for graduate degrees are offered courses based in several academic departments: English, geology, history, Near Eastern Studies, History of Art.
Existing collection: ECS 4 (?) Language W
Olin Library holds most reports of standard excavations/expeditions, and filled in many serial sets during the 1960's and 1970's.
Current collection: CCI 3- Language W
The Library maintains subscriptions to series from all major institutions, and attempts to add all new major journals. Selection of monographs is more selective and includes the application of computer methods to archaeology and medieval archaeology.
Subjects covered: CC, G
The selector using the archaeology fund has responsibility for the theoretical aspects archaeology . Publications concerning the archaeology of particular areas, cultures or time periods are covered by selectors for anthropology , classics, ancient history, and the area librarians .
Geographic information: no geographical limitations; 30% of the imprints are Anglo-American, 70% foreign
Exclusions: Textbooks, most popular works
Notes: The selector for classics and ancient history is responsible for covering monographic literature for Greek, Roman, Ptolomaic Egyptian works; the selector for the Near East also has assigned areas. However, nearly all serials covering major archaeological report and expeditions are charged to the archaeology fund.