By Joe Flatman

ISBN-10: 052173469X

ISBN-13: 9780521734691

ISBN-10: 0521767725

ISBN-13: 9780521767729

Turning into an Archaeologist: A advisor to specialist Pathways is a fascinating guide on profession paths within the quarter of archaeology. It outlines in hassle-free style the total means of getting a role in archaeology, together with a number of the suggestions; the learning that's required; and the way to get positions within the educational, advertisement, and govt worlds. it's also dialogue of careers in similar history professions corresponding to museums and conservation societies. The ebook features a sequence of interviews with genuine archaeologists, all younger execs who begun their careers in the final ten years. those insider courses supply crucial pointers on how they bought their first activity and advanced of their careers. Written in an available kind, the ebook is key examining for someone drawn to the realities of archaeology within the twenty first century. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Sadly, however, all that funding buys only so much, and of these archaeologists employed as a whole, fewer and fewer are on permanent contracts and many inhabit the perilous world of the freelance archaeologist, effectively selfemployed. Exact figures on any aspect of archaeological employment are few and far between; both the best and virtually the only reliable data come from the surveys periodically sponsored by different professional organizations, such as the Institute for Archaeologists in the UK; the American Cultural Resources Association, Register of Professional Archaeologists, Society for American Archaeology, and Society for Historical Archaeology in the US,; and the Australian Archaeological Association and Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists in Australia.

Maritime archaeologists and underwater archaeologists often work together, and often have the same skills, but need not – these two specialties are not indivisible. It is possible to do maritime archaeology on dry land (an example is Scandinavian Viking Age boat graves); it is equally possibly to do non-maritime archaeology under water (an example is the now-submerged remains of prehistoric settlements that were formerly on dry land but that became submerged owing to long-term sea level rise after the end of the last Ice Age).

003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 What Is – and Isn’t – Archaeology? Figure 3. The major thematic groupings in archaeology and related disciplines. commonly known as prehistoric archaeology in the UK and Australia. Akin to that in the US, prehistoric archaeology in these countries is also a major focus of the majority of university departments and museums, a driving force of much theory and debate, and so a dominant influence on many students. This is also true of many other locations in the world – many nations of Europe and Asia, as well as parts of the Americas and Africa, for example, have an extremely strong focus on the study of prehistory.

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