Archaeology is a wonderful subject to study. It covers a wide range of topics and has links with many other subjects. It mixes practical activity with thoughtful analysis. It allows people to make new discoveries and understandings. It helps us to make sense of the present-day world we live in. Archaeology is a subject that can change lives and bring a fulfi lment to students that is both fun and rewarding. There is something in the subject for everyone, from grappling with the big issues in human history to the detailed analysis of one particular type of artefact. There is intensely physical work, work that demands great patience and attention to detail, work involving intellectual puzzles, and technical and computer-based work.