An anthropologist whose field of study is human history. Archaeologists employ a scientific approach to the acquisition of their data through controlled excavations. Recovered material culture (objects crafted by humans, structures, etc.) and the nature of its distribution and deposition are studied to reveal more about the lives and customs of people of the past.
A scientist who studies the ancient remains of people and things in order to figure out what life was like before the invention of writing. Ardipithecus ramidus - One of the oldest hominids discovered so far, dating back at least 4.6 million years.
Anyone with an interest in the aims and methods of archaeology. A professional archaeologist usually holds a degree in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology and is trained to collect archaeological information in a proper scientific way.