ArchaeologySchott, JuliaCollege and Career PrepMay 27, 2013DM
Archaeology is the studythe study of humanhistory and prehistorythrough the excavation ofsites and analysis ofartifacts. There is nospecific route tobecoming anarchaeologist like there isto become a doctor or alawyer. Many choose togo to college and thencontinue to school untilthey can find a job.
field work.• Monitor field work while in progression.• Evaluate and keep track of proposals and budgets.• Ensure laws and regulations are being followed whileworking.• Supervise the archaeological excavation of areas andthe restoration and stabilization of the area as it is worked on.• Supervise the archaeological excavation of areas andthe restoration and stabilization of the area as it is worked on.• Supervise the archaeological excavation of areas andthe restoration and stabilization of the area as it is worked on.• Supervise the archaeological excavation of areas andthe restoration and stabilization of the area as it is worked on.• Supervise the archaeological excavation of areas andthe restoration and stabilization of the area as it is worked on.
Many archaeologists first go to a college oruniversity to get a degree in Archaeology orsomething similar to it. There are many fields anarchaeologist can enter, like ForensicArchaeology or Egyptology. Schools such asCornell University and University of California-Berkeley offer fine degrees for a young student.Indiana Jones, one of the most famousand notable Archaeologists out there.
After receiving a degree, ayoung archaeologist may try toget an apprenticeship or jobfor an archaeologist in the fieldthey desire. Many might alsocontinue their schooling to geta PhD. An archaeologist with aPhD has a better chance ofworking for a university thanthe ones without, althoughthere isnt much competition inthis field because there are somany types of archaeologistsout there.
ExcavationPart of the job of an archaeologist is excavation,where artifacts and bones are carefully dug up.Archaeologists will work at a site with a director,who decides how much land to dig up. They usespecialized tools to carefully unearth what hasbeen hidden for many centuries. The freshlydug up artifacts are then moved to labs, whereother archaeologists determine the ages andlives of the items.
Higher level archaeologists are usually requiredto have their masters degrees. Archaeologistscan expect to study in school for seven to tenyears, along with training, before they are fulltime employees. Archaeologists are alsorequired to have strong communication skillsbecause they often work closely with biologists,geologists, environmental groups, and otherscientists that study humans and the world.
Average SalaryOn average, thereare about 42 percentof womenarchaeologists and58 percent of men.Women on averagemake more at58,900 annually (56,064 is the highestfor men).
Archaeologists are usually payed $ 27,057 to$70,260 annually. The average amount they arepayed is $44, 970 a year. Most archaeologistswho get degrees in Masters of Arts-Anthropologyare payed $34, 476 to $79,892 annually, whilethose with a Bachelor of Arts-Anthropology getpayed $28,188 to $69, 531 annually. Those whojust have a bachelors degree earn about $32,000to $45, 000 annually.
usually get one week of vacation, while someone withfive to nine weeks will usually get one and a halfweeks of time off. Someone with 10 to 19 will usuallyget one to two weeks, and someone with 20 or moreyears of experience on the job, will get only about twoweeks off for vacation. Archaeologists usually do getgood health benefits that include medical and dentalinsurance.
The field isdominated withArchaeologists withfive to nine years ofwork under theirbelts. Manyarchaeologists mustgo though years oftraining first beforethey start.
ToolsArchaeologists use numerous tools like shovels,trowels, and cameras while working. They usetools called soil cores, which are small metaltubes with a handle at the top that are used forprobing specific areas in the soil in search ofburied artifacts or features. The soil core ispushed into the ground using their body weight,then pulls it back out to inspect the soil within itto see if artifacts or a significant soil change ispresent, then that area may be a good prospectfor excavation.
Tongue depressors can also be used to clean artifacts intheir tight corners and crevices. Line levels and plumbbobs are primarily used in mapping features andexcavation units. They also use line levels, which areattached to little strings that are used to outline the unitswith another diagonal string in order to be able to bettermeasure the depth of each level. This also helpsmeasure any artifacts that may be found.
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