Most commonly found scraping dirt off dinosaur bones, archaeologists are the Girl Guides of social science. Can always be relied upon to carry obscure equipment, which makes them useful in everyday situations and absolutely essential in case of attack by the undead.
Social Anthropologist: "If only I could somehow get level with those runes lining the walls of the pit I could translate them!"
Token Archaeologist: "I have some rope and a harness in my bag."
Person in Street: "I'm having a heart attack!"
Passing Archaeologist: "Here, take my spare defibrillator."