Your complete guide to studying Archaeology

Everything you need to know about studying Archaeology

part of Social Sciences

Archaeology is the scientific study of historical periods and human cultures through the excavation of sites and the analysis of ruins and artefacts. Archaeology examines all kinds of fossils and material remains, from dinosaur bones to human-made tools, from pots and agricultural techniques to building remnants from the 20th or 19th century.

Based on aspects like the subject and period of study, we can divide Archaeology in multiple branches: Bioarchaeology, Zooarchaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, and others.

Archaeology courses will vary from one specialisation to another, but some of the typical subjects are Archaeological Methods, Cultural Anthropology, Human Evolution, Field Archaeology, Forensic Archaeology, The Prehistoric World, Environmental Archaeology, etc.

Students who choose Archaeology are curious by nature and want to be directly involved in the exploration process, digging up remains, coordinating the work at ancient sites, and ensuring the safety and preservation of artefacts and other physical remains.

Archaeology places students on the employment market as archaeologists, heritage managers, museum education officers, museum/gallery curators or even as archivists or cartographers.

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