“Archeology is the Peeping Tom of the sciences” — Jim Bishop
In the past people left stuff. Archeologists dig it. ‘Nuff said. Well, alright, there is a little more to it than that! Nevertheless, there is cool stuff and it is fun…
Archeology is the study of past people’s culture and their relationship with their environment.
Archeological resources are present in nearly every unit in the National Park System, and are critical to understanding and interpreting the history of the nation’s development. Archeologists are responsible for understanding and protecting these resources, ensuring that they are not destroyed by visitors, vandals, erosion, and many other forces.
To learn more about archeology, NPS standards for archeologists, available training, and much more, please explore the links throughout this page. To learn more about the NPS Archeology Program, please visit their website.