Learning - Careers | 10-18 yrs

Career In Archaeology


Archaeology is a fascinating field of study that has interested most of us at some point of time. The historical excavations, studying the remains, discovering beautiful places, and collecting information about what existed long time back, is what we all wish to know in one way or the other. Archaeology is also known to be one of the most popular forms of collecting information across the world. It is also a field that transcends over races, borders and cultures to let people explore different places that were inhabited by our ancestors, or different animal species, and played a crucial role in formation of Earth.

There is no age limit for getting into archaeology as it is the individual’s interest and passion for the field that drives him to explore and gain knowledge of what existed before us. Some key tips to be an archaeologist are to explore, read, watch, listen, talk, plan, train, volunteer and persevere. Life of an archaeologist is different from that of others; An archaeologist needs to travel a lot, work on the same project for years and make a breakthrough by extracting information that is unknown to the world, but is pivotal for our existence.

According to an article titled 'Ten top tips for getting into archaeology', published in archaeology.co.uk, “Archaeology offers tremendous opportunities for involvement, whether a lifelong interest alongside another career, or a career in itself. It is never too early or too late to become involved in archaeology, and archaeology transcends borders, cultures, languages and social and economic divisions. Anyone anywhere can become involved in archaeology if they wish, and the opportunities to become involved improve all the time.”

Thus, encourage your child to pursue a career in archaeology if he wishes to unmask the secrets of history and generate first-hand information in studying human evolution.

To know more about archaeology as a career option, please flip through the pages of the ClipBook below.


Archaeology As A Career

Professional archaeologists work in a wide variety of settings. Archaeologists are employed by federal and state government agencies, museums and historic sites, colleges and universities, and engineering firms with cultural resource management di...

The Working Life Of An Archaeologist

Where some people see only a field, archaeologist Deirdre Gleeson sees a potential historical treasure trove. As Leo Benedictus discovers, there are clues all around us...

Careers For Archaeology Graduates

Archaeologists are renowned for the passionate pursuit of their vocation throughout their lifetime. Archaeology graduates often find that the skills acquired during their degree course equip them to tackle a broad range of other careers. Here are ...

The Career Guide For An Aspiring Archaeologist

Archaeologists excavate sites and study historic objects in order to learn about the past. Archaeologists are employed to excavate sites and analyse objects and artefacts, piecing together strands of information in order to learn more about the pa...

Top Tips For Getting Into Archaeology

Joe Flatman, author of the award-winning book ‘Becoming an archaeologist: a guide to professional pathways’, tells us his top ten tips for getting into archaeology...

What Can I Do With An Archaeology Degree?

Opportunities for archaeologists exist within museums, heritage agencies and the local government, but the skills you'll acquire from the degree open up doors to many different careers...

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