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An archaeology and anthropology officer, abbreviated as A and A officer, was a type of science officer assigned to Federation starships in the 23rd century, specifically an officer studying the fields of archaeology and anthropology.

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In 2163, Ensign Henry Polanski served as the A and A officer on the USS Pioneer, one of the first Federation starships. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

In 2265, Lieutenant Ming Xiong served as the A and A officer on the Vanguard space station. Xiong felt that the appellation "archaeology and anthropology officer" was a misnomer, and that the proper name should have been "X and A", or "xenology and anthropology officer." (VAN novel: Harbinger)

In the mid-2260s, Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas was the A and A officer aboard the USS Enterprise. (TOS episode: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"; TOS novel: Prime Directive)

Lieutenant Theresa Errgang served as an A and A officer circa 2268, and participated in the covert cultural observation of the natives of Sigma Niobe II. (TOS - Constellations short story: "As Others See Us")

In 2270, this position was held by Ensign Mai Duyen Trinh. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile)

By 2277, Lieutenant Leslie was serving as the Enterprise's A and A officer. (TOS - Star Trek II Short Stories short story: "Under Twin Moons")

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