In each pocket you'll find tidbits about ancient cultures and their archaeological sites compiled from provided references and other suggestions for further research.
You can just about study anything--even molecular physics or computer science--and still be a working archaeologist.
After more than fifteen years running this website, I've built a number of places which you can use as a jumping off point to a fascinating paper, whether you are studying in the field of archaeology or outside of it. I have organized the resources for this website using a broad areal coverage of world history, and in the meantime I've developed a handful of encyclopedic directories that will help you in your search for the perfect paper topic.
I segregated the women out for my own nefarious purposes, and you might as well take advantage of it.
Another resource for piquing your interest is the Archaeology Dictionary, which includes over 1,600 entries of cultures, archaeological sites, theories and other tidbits of archaeological information.
Don't miss my collection of Ancient Civilizations, which brings together resources and ideas on Egypt, Greece, Persia, the Near East, the Incan and Aztec Empires, the Khmer, Indus and Islamic Civilizations, the Roman Empire, the Vikings and the Moche and the Minoans and others too many to mention.
Food naturally fascinates all of us: and more to the point, archaeology is the main source of information about how the domestication of the animals and plants that make up our meals came about.
Let's face it--one of the toughest jobs of the student is to find a research paper topic, especially if your professor has assigned you a term paper with an open-ended subject. People generally think of archaeology as simply a set of methods: "Have trowel, will travel" is the theme song for many an archaeological field worker.
But in fact, the results of two hundred years of fieldwork and laboratory research means that archaeology is the study of a million years of human behavior, and as such it intersects evolution, anthropology, history, geology, geography, politics, and sociology. In fact, archaeology's breadth is why I was drawn to the study in the first place.
Interested in writing a biography of a famous archaeologist?
Then the Biographies in Archaeology should be the starting place for you.