Archaeology Quotations - A Collection of Quotes about Our Ancient Past

List of Archaeology Quotations by Archaeologists and others

Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)
Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC). Matanya

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  • Edward M. Bruner on post-modernist interpretations of tourism.
  • Edward Bulwer Lytton on archaeology and historical romances
  • Octavia E. Butler (as Lauren Oya Olamina) on letting the past go.
  • A.S. Byatt on forms and forces
  • Lord Byron on the usefulness of the past.

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  • Robert A. Dodgshon on the end of time.
  • John Dryden on what has been.
  • A classic insult from Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • Finley Peter Dunne on why the past looks so good.
  • Will Durant on geological consent.
  • Will Durant on clever things to say.

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  • Heinrich Harke and Bettina Arnold on coping with political reality.

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  • W. R. Inge on why history is a terrific occupation.
  • Von Igelfeld (Alexander McCall Smith) on German archaeology
  • Glynn Isaac on overextending our enthusiasm
  • Eddie Izzard on small walls
  • Eddie Izzard on the Time Team

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    • Rosemary Joyce on the illusory 'Ancient Maya'.

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    • Terry Pratchett on the future of architecture.
    • Ptahhotep on the limits of skill.

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    • Joseph Ransdell on the new conception of science.
    • Adrienne Rich on journeys into the past.
    • Clara Dice Roe demonstrates the problems with oral history.
    • Unnamed Roman Emperor on the good life.
    • John Ruskin Laying Stone on Stone
    • Steve Russell on the meaning of the repatriation movement.

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    • Clarice Stasz Stoll on collective forgetfulness.
    • Lawrence Straus on interpreting genetic data.
    • Christine Sullivan on the real adventures of Indiana Jones.

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    • Yasumaro on the teachings of the ancients.