The Past Has Layers
Many people think the past is behind us. Archeologists know it's just below the surface. If you enjoy putting clues together to solve mysteries, and are curious about people and their cultures in other times and places, then archeology just might be for you!
Archeology is a scientific practice which uncovers the ways people lived in the past through the places and artifacts they left behind. From the stories archeologists uncover, they bring a unique perspective to the present time and to choices about the future.
Learn more about archeological discoveries across the National Park System by digging through these webpages. (Looking for a lost webpage? Try Where to Find ... to track it down.)