- "Well, who knows? Excavating is tricky. It's not like you will always find what you're looking for. Even if you dig and dig, there is no guarantee you'll ever find a single thing. But that's what's so great about it, you wont find the meaningful stuff unless you dig beneath the surface. So keep digging."
- —Noriyasu Seta
Archaeology is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of cultural and environmental data that has been left behind; such as artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes.
The purpose of archaeology is to learn more about past societies and the development of the human race.
Noriyasu Seta is a professor in Archaeology and teaches the craft at Tokyo University. He often uses archaeological terms and descriptions to describe how relationships work although it is unknown if he is intentionally doing this.
Jomon pottery is a type of ancient pottery made during the Jomon period (Japanese prehistory from about 14,000 bce to 300 bce) in Japan. "Jomon" mean "Rope-patterned", and it describes the pattern pressed into the clay.
- Following some time at an excavation site on Pararakelse Island, Keitaro Urashima also became interested and involved in archaeology and spent year under Seta's tutorship in America.
- Both Haruka Urashima and Julia McDougal worked as archaeology assistants during their university years.
- According to Love Hina Mugendai, Sarah hit Keitaro with archeological stuff 10 times throughout the manga's run.