Anthropology is the study of humans and their interactions with each other and the environment.  Unless you are a hermit (in which case you would not be reading this web page) you interact with people every day.  Anthropology can help you learn why people do the things they do, why they act the way they act, why they say the things they say.  Whether you work in Wal-mart or in a law office, you deal with people.  Studying anthropology helps you to deal with them better, trying to understand their motivations and rationale.  Archaeology supplements history by revealing the physical remains of how people lived in the past, living within communities and their environments.  Plus, in spite of the physical labor involved, archaeology is just plain fun!