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     Biological Anthropology
     Cultural Anthropology

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Archaeology is the study of earlier cultures by anthropologists who specialize in the scientific recovery, analysis, and interpretation of the material remains of past societies.  Much of archaeology focuses on the time before the advent of writing (prehistory), but archaeological work is also done by historic archaeologists who work with complex societies that have left written records. Mill ruins
Stratigraphy Archaeologists, like all anthropologists, are concerned with culture, but the sources of information for archaeologists are not living people.  Archeologists use the material culture -the things people made, used, altered, and then left behind- to study the artifacts left behind and use it to study the people who left them behind.

The life of Anthropologist does not have to be limited
to teaching or digging in the dirt.
Check out the American Anthropological Society's career information.