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Did anyone inspire you to become an archaeologist? This is the city of Monte Alban, the capital  of the Zapotec state.
This is the city of Monte Alban, the capital of the Zapotec state.
   
Chuck Said
I took one course in college with a famous anthropologist. It was a very powerful experience. The professor explained how history could be studied from a scientific point of view, and I got really taken by that.

I became interested in how civilizations began and why people live under the political authority of other people. These early governments existed long before written records were kept, so the only way to answer these questions is to do archaeology.