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Why Study Archaeology?
Archaeology is an efficient
teaching tool because its multi-disciplinary approach enables focused efforts.
It can teach thinking skills, problem solving, and it enhances cooperative
learning. It is also an excellent way to promote cultural awareness, which leads
to an understanding of multicultural societies. Studying the past allows one to
study and project the consequences of human behavior and decision making. For the most part, archaeologists work in teams with
other archaeologists or with archaeology students. Archaeologists may be
employed by a university, museum, governments, or commercial operations. An
archaeologist is much like a detective, in that they both investigate
clues to look for answers. An archaeologist looks for clues to learn how past
peoples lived, so that we can understand more about how present peoples live. The resources you find here cover everything from field
work, to lab work and getting artifacts ready for public presentation.