Archaeologists spend a lot of time in the field researching, digging and studying archaeological objects such as pottery, weapons, coins, or human remains. They also document sites using drawings, detailed notes and photos, interpret observations by grouping, definition and classification. They use computer applications such as computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS) to document and interpret finds, sites and landscapes.
What you need to get started
Fieldwork experience on several sites that includes the experience of handling and identifying finds and working with technology such as GIS, surveying equipment and photography can be useful
Hands-on experience through field schools and training excavations.
For experienced professionals, there are opportunities for self-employment and specialist consultancy work.
Employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including in laboratories, museums and offices, and at excavations or site inspections, which can be conducted in all weathers.
There are opportunities for experienced professionals to travel overseas for projects.
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Russia, and Switzerland.
.B.A. / B.Sc. Archaeology
M.A Archaeology/ Ancient Indian History and Archaeology/ Museology/ Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management
Attention to detail
Surveying, excavating, processing finds and drawing
Dexterity in using archaeology-related tools and instruments
Data management and IT skills
Research skills in order to use historical records
An understanding of onsite health and safety
Colleges in india
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Noteworthy companies of the field
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
University of Cambridge
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)