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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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Educational Qualifications

  • .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. 

Soft Skills

  • Enthusiasm

  • Attention to detail

  • Organised

  • Self-motivation

  • Communication

  • Patience

  • Analytical

  • Adventurous

Technical Skills

  • 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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