Archaeologists study artifacts of the near and distant past to develop a picture of how people lived in earlier cultures and societies. Many in the profession are also involved in the preservation of archaeological sites. Some archaeologists work under the aegis of a major research institution, such as a university or a museum. Many more people in the field are employed by private-sector companies that assist the government and private developers in complying with federal laws aimed at protecting archaeological sites. (The Princeton Review)
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Date modified: November 22, 2019