Science & Technology in Archaeology

Though the cliché of the swashbuckling archaeologist is indelibly imprinted in the public imagination, the reality is considerably less romantic—and far more interesting. In the twenty-first century, archaeologist as rogue adventurer has been replaced by archaeologist as research scientist.

Probably more than any other social science, archaeology is a multidisciplinary field of study, one that relies heavily on the natural sciences and modern technology in the gathering, analysis, and interpretation of data.