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.
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Career prospects & criteria
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.B.A. / B.Sc. Archaeology
M.A Archaeology/ Ancient Indian History and Archaeology/ Museology/ Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management
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.
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
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