I think anthropologists and archaeologists are widely misunderstood as doughy academics, when in fact, the experienced academic in such fields have the potential to be badass zombie killers wielding sharp and blunted instruments of pain (if everyone could stop arguing for like a sec):
trowels can be sharp as fuck
can (hopefully) read a map; knows how to navigate being in the middle of nowhere
a group could be skilled in creating underground and trench complexes for easy, undetected movement
knows how to handle a corpse
shovels
construction equipment 
more shovels
small bunkers to hide in, aka “department offices”
hopefully somebody knows an experimental archaeologist or two, so everyone can flint knap and create weaponry, negotiate adaptive diets, create makeshift dwellings and medical equipment  and all the while have really elaborate hairstyles
some can team with with other scientists to look at whether a virus is causing the dead to rise, and then develop something to stop it
alcohol. because reasons.
also

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I think anthropologists and archaeologists are widely misunderstood as doughy academics, when in fact, the experienced academic in such fields have the potential to be badass zombie killers wielding sharp and blunted instruments of pain (if everyone could stop arguing for like a sec):

  • trowels can be sharp as fuck
  • can (hopefully) read a map; knows how to navigate being in the middle of nowhere
  • a group could be skilled in creating underground and trench complexes for easy, undetected movement
  • knows how to handle a corpse
  • shovels
  • construction equipment 
  • more shovels
  • small bunkers to hide in, aka “department offices”
  • hopefully somebody knows an experimental archaeologist or two, so everyone can flint knap and create weaponry, negotiate adaptive diets, create makeshift dwellings and medical equipment  and all the while have really elaborate hairstyles
  • some can team with with other scientists to look at whether a virus is causing the dead to rise, and then develop something to stop it
  • alcohol. because reasons.
  • also
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    You forgot machetes. Because they don’t need reloading.
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    i lost it at the elaborate hairstyles part
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  28. alphacaeli said: At the risk of getting myself investigated by ASIO: I know my way around a stick of gelignite. Also trap construction.