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Maric Kramer
Looking for a scholarly overview of a topic? Want explanations of archaeological terminology and methods?  Find all this and more in the encyclopedias below.

Reference Works on Archaeology, Primatology, and Material Culture Studies

Reference Works on World Regions and Cultures

The Cambridge History of Native Peoples of the Americas

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas is an excellent multi-volume encyclopedia set; unfortunately, it must be navigated volume-by-volume. First, find the volume for your region of interest, and then look at the "front matter" to find the table of contents, to determine whether to look in Part 1 or Part 2.

Cover image of The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Volume II Mesoamerica

Volume 1: North America

Volume 2: Mesoamerica

Volume 3: South America