With its focus on the ancient past, archaeology somewhat resembles paleontology—the study of fossils of long-extinct animals, such as dinosaurs. However, archaeology is distinct from paleontology and studies only past human life. Archaeology also examines many of the same topics explored by historians. But unlike history—the study of written records such as government archives, personal correspondence, and business documents—most of the information gathered in archaeology comes from the study of objects lying on or under the ground (MSN Encarta Online Encyclopedia).
Dr. Daniel Jackson holds one of his Ph.D.'s in Archaeology. We've seen him exercise his expertise on numerous occasions and this special knowledge has helped SG-1 function as the SGC's finest first-contact team.
Pages in category "Archaeology"
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total.