As a writer, one is busy with archaeology.
— Michael Ondaatje

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
— Jean M. Auel

In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
— Thomas Pickering

It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery.
— Zahi Hawass

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
— Jim Bishop