Archaeologists work in a variety of settings. Archaeologists conducting fieldwork often work with several other professionals in a team effort. They are assisted by geologists, ethnologists, educators, anthropologists, ecologists, and aerial photographers.
In the field, archaeologists use a variety of tools during an excavation. These include picks, shovels, trowels, wheelbarrows, sifting boxes, pressure sprayers, and brushes. Archaeologists also make on-site drawings and sketches and take notes and photographs.
The following chart lists the various settings in which archaeologists work and the duties specific to each.