An archaeology museum is a museum that specializes in the display of archaeological artifacts.
Many archaeology museum are in the open air, such as the Ancient Agora of Athens and the Roman Forum. Others display artifacts inside buildings, such as National Museum of Beirut and Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Still others, display artifacts both outside and inside, such as the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center. Some archaeology museums, such as the Western Australian Museum, may also exhibit maritime archaeological materials. These appear in its Shipwreck Galleries, a wing of the Maritime Museum. This last museum has also developed a 'museum-without-walls' through a series of underwater wreck trails.[a]
Among the better-documented archaeology museums are:
- See Museum on 22 January 2019. Please see the history of that page for full attribution.
- Juan Gonzalez-Colon, President, Sociedad Guaynia de Arqueologia e Historia, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Luis M. Rodriguez-Morales, Certifying Official and State Historic Preservation Officer, State Historic Preservation Office, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 16 February 1978. In National Register of Historic Places Registration Form - Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center. United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service. (Washington, D.C.) Page 3. Listing Reference Number 78003381. 14 April 1978.
- R. E. Wycherley. Literary and Epigraphical Testimonia (Athenian Agora). American School of Classical Studies. 1957. p. 27.
- David Watkin. The Roman Forum. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 2009. ISBN 9780674033412 p. 22. Accessed 6 March 2010.