Archaeology fascinates us more than ever. The archaeologist is something of a romantic figure to be sure. Digging, discovering what was lost and forgotten, in the detective work of piecing together a picture or narrative of distant prehistoric pasts, of lost civilizations, through forensic traces of what happened, in a tangible connection between past and present, in an encounter with what is both familiar-lived lives and happenings that we can still understand, as well as with what is unfamiliar or exotic-events and ways of life changed even perhaps beyond comprehension. Archaeology encompasses passion for collection and fascination with senses of place rooted in the histories of people, and in evocation-past events associated with a particular site or building and still present in their traces. Then there is the sheer sense of mystery of ancient societies deep in an abyss of time and lit only dimly through their remains.