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Transcript of bio-2013-archeology-1&3-Amanda Serrano
What is Archeology?
What do you do?
High School Courses
Archeology is the branch of anthropology
that studies prehistoric people and their
Archeologists investigate sites and
artifacts to answer specific research
questions or to save cultural resources
from destruction either from human or
Reasearch & Gov't Employment
You choose your college courses depending on what type of archeology you want to study; Egyptology, Native Archeology, Ancient Archeology, etc....
The vast majority of archeologists don't make a lot of money unless they are on tv
Hourly approx: $28.29
Handle weights 10lbs-20lbs
You need to be outdoorsy
Involves sitting 1/3 of the time
Use your hands a lot
You need to be able to see up close, clearly at a distance, and speaking clearly enough to be understood
You get to travel to far away countries
You meet new people of different cultures
And you get to contribute to the history of the world
You risk injuring yourself a lot, you don't get paid much, and the job market is often unstable
ex. back pain and
How do you get there?
Archeologist work on an average of 8 hours a day
40 hours a week
But their schedule may vary on what they're looking for & what type of archeologist they are.
Warren Wilson College
Texas A&M University
How is your subject related to that career?
Historic Preservation Officer
Museum Technician(training req.)
Cultural Research Management
Archeological Field Director
Well Biology is basically the study of life & archeology is like the proof of existence of life through miraculous findings & it also ends in
If you want to become an archeologist, you must be determined,passionate & patient about your work. There is no easy way or shortcut to get to where you want to be its not going to be served on a silver platter. So work hard & don't give up.
8-10 years in total
4 yrs for bachelors
2-3 yrs for masters
3+ yrs for PhD
excavations at the site of Gran Dolina, in the Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, 2008
Monte Alban archaeological site
Edgewater Park Site, Iowa
the steps to become an
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