Archaeologica began as no more than a single topic on a bulletin board in 1998..."Archaeological News". The bulletin board was part of the now defunct role-playing community "Ancient Sites". The news topic quickly developed a widespread readership outside of the Ancient Sites community.
"It was then," Says Archaeologica's owner, Claire Warren, "That I realized that we had stumbled onto something special. There were few websites that reported only archaeological and historical news and absolutely none that updated them daily. We still have the market cornered in that respect!!" Source