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Federation Archaeology Council

Federation Archaeology Council, 2367

McFarland was a mid-24th century Federation archaeologist. According to Jean-Luc Picard, he was considered to be one of the "greatest scientific minds" in the Federation and a "giant in the field of archaeology." Although an avid archaeologist, as well, Picard described himself a mere "enthusiastic amateur" compared to McFarland.

McFarland attended the annual Federation Archaeology Council-held symposium aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2367. (TNG: "Qpid")

McFarland was played by an unknown performer, primarily because it was not made apparent which character he was among the group.
Among the unidentified individuals appearing in this episode, who may have also been McFarland, include seven unnamed Human archaeologists.