Part I: Archaeology: Seeing Past People Today.
Chapter 1: What Archaeology Is.
Chapter 2: What Archaeology Isn't and Why That's Important.
Chapter 3: So You Want to Do Archaeology? What Kind?
Chapter 4: How Archaeologists Think and Work.
Part II: Archaeological Fieldwork: The Adventure Begins!
Chapter 5: Supplies and Equipment You Need.
Chapter 6: Archaeological Survey: Finding Where to Dig.
Chapter 7: The Archaeological Dig.
Chapter 8: Laws, Ethics, and Safety in Field Archaeology.
Part III: After the Dig: You’ve Only Just Begun.
Chapter 9: Processing Excavated Materials in the Laboratory.
Chapter 10: Studying and Analyzing What You've Excavated.
Chapter 11: Reconstructing the Past: Piecing Together the Puzzles.
Part IV: Archaeology Reconstructs the Whole Human Past.
Chapter 12: Early Humans: Original Cave Guys & Gals.
Chapter 13: The Last 10,000 Years: Climate Change and Early Food Production.
Chapter 14: Ancient States.
Chapter 15: Historic Archaeology: Reinterpreting the More Recent Past.
Part V: Archaeology Is for Everyone.
Chapter 16: The Uses of Archaeological Findings.
Chapter 17: How You Can Explore Archaeology.
Chapter 18: Controversies and Sensational Findings.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten-Plus Archaeological Places to Visit in the U.S.
Chapter 20: More Than Ten Archaeological Sites to Visit Outside the United States.
Chapter 21: Ten Fun Archaeological Experiences.