Sometimes the hardest part of a project is coming up with a topic that will wow your teacher. Here are 15 rock-solid choices to get your archaeology paper noticed!
A broad scope of archaeology as a whole: what could be more important than studying our ancestors from over 2 million years ago as they march through time?
The greatest empire on Earth! Take a look at different emperors like Caesar and Nero, while studying the rise and fall of an amazing civilization.
The Incans, the Aztecs, the Mayan calendar, and human sacrifice. There’s gold, glory, and deep, rich history to unearth in South America.
Prophet Muhammad, the angel Gabriel, and the establishment of the holy Mecca.
Setting humans apart: the domestication of sheep, dogs, and other animals to allow for unforeseen benefits! The creation and uptake of farming across the globe, based on different ecosystems and climates!
Study the great archaeologists as they work to uncover important facts of human history! Write about the unparalleled efforts of Mary Leakey, Robert Ballard, and Arthur Evans.
The power of the brain: the creation and use of tools. Early weapons and farming implements dating from before the Stone Age and onward toward iron and bronze.
The early mass gatherings of people are truly worth studying. How to fit 12,000,000 people in working order within your walls, and the creation of large scale commerce.
The overarching theme in so many early societies is the creation of gods and the spread of organized religion. Spirituality across the globe, being taken up regardless of distance by countless tribes and societies.
The artistic expression of humankind over thousands of years, from cave paintings to the renaissance.
Look and see what was happening at different places during the same moment. Mammoths roam during the creation of the pyramids. Raw fish is traded during the renaissance.
What ancient ruins have survived to this day and why? What were they used for? Do they have cultural significance now?
Unearthing coffins in England parking lots, finding tunnels made of skulls in Paris. What have we built our world upon?
What factors contribute to a successful civilization? Why do different parts of the world change and evolve at different rates? What is the most important resource to the furthering of ancient society?
When did pastimes come about, and what made them different across the globe? The history of sports and games when there was enough food for leisure.