These seven scenes are illustrative of the wonderful variety of associations, agendas, engagements, locales, interests, passions, performances, and things that make up archaeology. Such variety, we might proclaim, suggests the considerable progress made by our profession over the last two centuries. To amplify, progress is measured in more archaeological positions, greater public interest and awareness, a broader range of sociotechnical practices and objects of concern, and all of this in an atmosphere of an expanded intellectual freedom. To exemplify, several of these scenes would not have materialized under the (canonical) rubric of archaeology as it existed on that cold January morning when Lansing’s parcel arrived at the Institute of Nuclear Studies, for this rubric neither encapsulated the recent past nor, at the time, overtly concerned issues of identity and relationships among living stakeholders. Likewise, the excavation methods deployed by figures like C.T. Newton at Halacarnassus had been rendered obsolete (in most locales) nearly a century later.