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In early November 1990 a young Welsh schoolboy, Richard Jones, studying 'A'levels in history, physics and geography, decided that he would like to go to university to study archaeology. This chapter presents the results of Richard's investigations. Richard was surprised at the wide degree of variability in the format of the prospectuses. Some, such as that produced by the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, appeared to be weighty and detailed, the York pamphlet was rather slim. Cambridge's cover obviously aimed firmly to conjoin archaeology, physical and social anthropology. Richard thought that the way the text of the prospectus began, the manner in which it set the discursive scene for what was to come, might give him some further clues about the discipline of archaeology and the institution in question.