Learn about archaeology from a 'real-life Indiana Jones.' Why do archaeologists conduct surface surveys before ever putting a shovel in the ground? Discover how ground-penetrating radar and geomagnetometry help to locate underground structures, as do infra-red images and crop circles seen from space. Explore related disciplines of ethno-archaeology, paleobotany, ceramics, epigraphy and numismatics to understand the importance of oral history, plants, pottery, inscriptions and coins. Learn why archaeologists establish grids for their sites and how they preserve, quantify and record surface-finds. Discuss the threats to the world’s archaeological treasures though black-market profiteering in antiquities and the destruction of sites and museums through wars such as those in Iraq and Syria.