Archaeology Quotations - A Collection of Quotes about Our Ancient Past

List of Archaeology Quotations by Archaeologists and others

two archaeologists talking at a dig site

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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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  • 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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  • Yasumaro on the teachings of the ancients.