Archaeology is the study of past human life and culture. An archaeologist is a scientist who studies these past peoples and cultures. They do so by unearthing and examining evidence left behind, such as mummies, ancient ruins, tools, and pottery.

Archaeologists use their knowledge of art, history, geography, science, and many other subjects in order to understand the objects and cultures they are studying.

Some famous archaeologists include: Louis Leaky, Sir Arthur Evans, and the film character Indiana Jones!

Text by Maisie Bornstein.
Image of Archaeological site of Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy by Jenny M Buccos.