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Faster than a speeding bullet on a 10-mile survey transect, more powerful than a backhoe through butter, and able to leap shovel test pits in a single bound.

Seriously, as a champion of the past, you have the power to protect archaeological sites from the great pyramids of Egypt to a historical privy. As an archaeologist, you fill an essential role: backed by federal and state laws, you safeguard the ruins of the past so future generations can marvel at the Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, and Machu Picchu. Without protection, these sites are covered with graffiti and artifacts are robbed of their stories and auctioned on eBay. An archaeologist’s power lies in the ability to tell those unwritten stories of remarkable civilizations.