- "Detective work such as this isn't much different from archaeology, after all. It's all about observation and deduction, and Auselio Gann taught me well."
- ―Talos Drellik
Archaeology was the study of ancient cultures through the analysis of old cultures and their artifacts. It was a broad science that drew upon anthropology and geology, and included xenoarchaeology and bioarchaeology.
Jedi archaeologists were a type of Jedi historian that worked in the field. Jocasta Nu was a xenoarchaeologist before being employed as a librarian in the Jedi Archives. Other Jedi archaeologists include Corask Slen'da, Tyneir Renz, and Nu's apprentice, Jerec. Some Sith similarly specialized in archaeology, like Veren Gal. Amateur archaeologists operating for personal gain were typically called treasure hunters. Suz Tanwa and Aach Een were notable treasure hunters. Also, both the Obroan Institute for Archaeology and the University of Agamar had archaeology programs.
Bioarchaeology was a less prominent branch of archaeology than xenoarchaeology, and dealt with the specific study of excavated bone remains.
Behind the scenesEdit
Archaeology is also one of the gathering skills a player can have in the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
- "Death in the Catacombs"—Star Wars Insider 79 (Mentioned only)
- The Eye (Mentioned only)
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye (First mentioned)
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye 1 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 84: Seoul Searching (First appearance)
- Mission from Mount Yoda
- Artifact of Aaris—The DarkStryder Campaign
- "Relic"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- Shield of Lies
- Ambush at Corellia
- Specter of the Past
- The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
- "Trois mini scénarios: Le Dieu mort"—Casus Belli 66
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition
- The Kathol Outback
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
- Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- Race for the Tessent"—Star Wars Gamer 9 "
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
- Ultimate Adversaries
- Starships of the Galaxy, Saga Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Enter the Unknown
- Suns of Fortune
- Strongholds of Resistance
- Archaeology on Wikipedia