The reconstruction of human history and culture from the examination, storage, and analysis of remains, including bones, tools, artifacts, plant remains, and sediments. The archaeologist will be an expert on the tools and techniques of excavation and reconstruction. He is generally knowledgeable about the course of human prehistory from early migration and tool use up until the first civilizations appeared. He will have a strong familiarity with several prehistoric cultures, and their technology, settlements, and migrations. He may have literary skills in archaic languages.