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The excavation's name on an LCARS display

The Speckman Excavation of the American Continent Institute was an archaeological expedition which retrieved artifacts from the ruins dating to the Arnold Era on the planet Tagus III.

This excavation occurred prior to the sealing of the ruins by the Taguan government in the mid-23rd century. (TNG: "Qpid")

Information on this excavation's work on Tagus III is from an okudagram titled Tagus III Archaeological Notes which was perused by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 2367.
This excavation was named after set designer Gary Speckman.