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Some archeology travel tours offer you the chance to participate in an actual archaeological dig. This is a great way for tourists to get up close and personal with some unusual archaeology sites and participate in the actual process.
However, be warned. Archaeology has been defined as "the science of moving mountains with a toothbrush". It's hard, dusty work, and often very dull unless you're really into archaeology. Your hotel accommodations are unlikely to be first-class; you might even find yourself staying in a tent.
If you live to watch history emerge from the dust, consider one of the many opportunities to do hands-on archaeology for real. Enjoy the archeology and the roots of ancient Kosrae Island at The Kosrae Village Dive and Eco Resort on Kosrae Island, Micronesia for instance, or look into the many archeological tours available throughout Mexico and South America. By choosing a tour or resort that is water accessible, the dry and dusty work of archeology won't have the opportunity to get tedious.