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Dr Who

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Archaeology is the scientific discipline of excavating, studying and learning from the past.

The Doctor's companion, Peri Brown, had at least a passing interest in archaeology (DW: Planet of Fire) Another, Bernice Summerfield, was, by trade, an archaeologist before she met him, and had a supposed degree qualifying her as a professor in it, though not an official one (NA: Love and War). Bernice specialized in archaeological studies after they parted.


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Archaeology is the study of the history of civilizations through the recovery, examination, documentation and analysis of material evidence. Xenoarchaeology is archaeology focusing on alien worlds and civilizations. Individuals who study archaeology are known as archaeologists.


Archaeology is typically carried out by a slow and painstaking process of uncovering and examining artifacts and other remains of former settlement sites. Because of this, much of the examination and analysis is done on site. Expeditions to such sites can vary in terms of team size and amount of time dedicated to recovery.

In 2368, Dr. Marjorie Devarona led a small team to Rajatha Prime, to a near pristine site previously undiscovered due to the planets ionosphere obscuring sensor scans. Amongst the ruins of the Rajathan civilization the team discovered a collection of Harmonic diamonds. Unfortunately these valuable stones stimulated primitive emotions in the teams brains causing them to kill each other in jealous rage. Only two of the team survived, per Dr. Devarona's final request the gems were used to fund further expeditions across the quadrant. (TNG - The Space Between comic: "Captain's Pleasure")

In c.2372 Istani Reyla travelled to Beta Kupsic to participate in an archaeological dig. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)

The ancient city of B'hala was a major archaeological site on Bajor. The operation was organised by the Order of the Temple and consisted mostly of Bajoran archaeologists, however a few offworlders were also involved, including the Human Jake Sisko and a group of Vulcan chronologists. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)


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Archaeology is the scientific study of cultures. The science focuses on recovering evidence, then documenting and analyzing it, and ending in interpreting the data. Evidence can come from a wide range of sources. Xenoarchaeology is a specialist field of archaeology, dealing with non-Terran cultures. People trained in this science are called archaeologists or xenoarchaeologists (depending on their specialty).


Aboard Starfleet starships and other installations, an archaeology and anthropology officer was an archaeologist familiar with a wide range of cultures.

Some archaeologists included USS Prospect-A officers Anne Cobry and Amy Bell and USS Pendragon commanding officer Timothy Sinclair (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles; Star Trek: Minnesota; Star Trek: Pendragon) . An alien technologies officer was sometimes an archaeologist as well. (Star Trek: Avenger)

Both Timothy Sinclair and Vash engaged in archaeological expeditions in the late 2350s. (PDN: "In the Realm of Shadow and Silence", "Air and Darkness", "Moments of Transition", "Past Watchful Dragons")

Mariah Crane was a lecturer on archaeology at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco during the 2350s and 2360s. Her son, Andrew Maxwell, gained an interest in archaeology through his mother. (Star Trek: Daedalus: "Relics")

Sometime soon after 2368, Sedrik participated in several archaeological expeditions in Egypt on Earth.

Dr. Kenneth Lillington-Hughes was a famous Federation archaeologist in the mid- to late-24th century. USS Cantabrian commanding officer Captain Noel Turner had several of his works. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One")

One of Eliaseth Castien's hobbies was archaeology. (Saints of Infinity)

Starbase 804 had a family of Klingon archaeologists amongst its crew around 2371. (ST novel The Return)

Tyler Sinclair graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2384, specializing in xenoarchaeology. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

In 2385, Timothy Sinclair and a team of Federation archaeologists discovered the Starkindler, a legendary Tkon artifact. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Another Time, Another Place", "Starkindler")

Samok was an archaeologist aboard the USS Odyssey. One of his passions was studying the Preservers. (Typhon Station)

Institutes of higher learning with archaeology programs

The Galen Institute was a higher learning institution dedicated to archaeology, founded sometime after 2370. (Star Trek: Dark Horizon; Star Trek: Pendragon)

The Jackson Center for Archaeology in Chicago was known for its fringe views. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

The archaeology program at the University of Alpha Centauri was considered one of the best in the Federation. (Star Trek: The Lost Era novel The Buried Age; Star Trek: Pendragon)

The University of San Francisco in San Francisco offered an archaeology program. (Star Trek: Daedalus: "Relics")

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