Generally, a person can buy antique objects at an archaeology store, including old movie posters, gas station signs, bicycles and motorcycles. Many archaeology stores also sell souvenirs, such as shirts and hats, from that specific store, and some even sell archaeological tools.
Archaeology itself is the study of past human activity and specializes in the recovery and analysis of the culture and environment left behind by past human populations. Archaeology examines the artifacts from a previous time period, even if it is from a relatively recent one.
Archaeology stores serve as popular marketplaces where people can buy just these artifacts. Though these artifacts are rarely the famous ones commonly thought of from ancient time periods, as those are usually far too valuable to be sold at such a store, those that are offered are often of interest to those who enjoy studying recent history or simply looking for interesting decorative objects. The archaeological tools that these stores offer also are of interest to amateur archaeologists. Sometimes, an archaeological store becomes famous as a result of being featured on television. The store "Antique Archaeology" in Le Claire, Iowa, for example, rose to prominence after being featured on History Channel's "American Pickers."