Ask the Experts

Our Experts, who have volunteered to share their time and information, include researchers, university professors, AIA Board members, ancient art historians, field archaeologists, museum specialists, architectural historians, and more – all with specialized knowledge of specific ancient cultures and subjects.

We have created a catalogue of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). In the FAQ section are answers to some of the questions archaeologists are most often asked, arranged by topic. If you want to know the meaning of a particular archaeological term, please check our online Glossary.

If you cannot find an answer in the FAQ, please leave a comment! Please be patient, since our volunteer archaeologists are sometimes excavating, teaching, or otherwise occupied, and may not be able to respond immediately.


My School Project

hello, my name is Emily and im a 6th grader at high tech middle media arts in California, and in our science class we're learning about life science careers. We each picked one career and i chose archaeology. now everyone has to talk to or email or call an actual person that has that occupation, so i was wondering if u can tell me a little about archaeology, like how long do archaeologists usually work a day? Whats the oddest thing thats ever happened to you while working? and last but least, where do archaeologists usually look for dead artifacts and such? well, thank you please respond.

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