First of all, what is archaeology? it is that part of the study of history that deals with the material remains of man's past; like his tools and weapons, his houses, tombs, temples, etc... Broadly speaking there are 2 kinds of this study: there is archaeology that deals with human history before writing, called prehistory, and the other with the remains of societies that are documented by writing, generally referred to as protohistory.
"Arkhaiologia, the Greek origin of archaeology, meaning 'discourse about ancient things'."
- Glyn Daniel
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To the right are some of what i consider the most important and interesting topics in archaeology. i also added underneath them additional links to sites on those specific topics.