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Introduction to Archaeology

Were you intrigued by the wild adventures of Indiana Jones as he went on a journey to discover lost civilizations and unearth priceless treasure? Did you feel a calling deep in your bones to leave your life behind and join a cult to discover secrets hidden in ruins and deserts?

Ok, the last one was a joke. Archaeology was popularized by the American movie series Indiana Jones, where he’d ride into action-filled adventures with bullwhip and guns blazing. Real-life archaeology is a lot less exciting, but nevertheless holds mysteries that can only be uncovered through in-depth study.

Archaeology is the study of the ancient past. Through excavations and fieldwork, archaeologists analyze material remains to uncover discoveries of past civilizations and cultures. In doing so, they find the answers to questions about who we are, where we came from, and how these people once lived.

Archeologists often work closely with historians and anthropologists.

What will you study in this course?

A core part of archeology are the dual methods that involve fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Studying archaeology will give you a foundation in specific archeological knowledge, but also build general skills such as critical thinking, the ability to build a logical argument, and express ideas clearly.

Since archaeology is closely related to anthropology, this degree will often include modules concerned with history of art, literary evidence, and the study of foreign languages.

In an archaeology degree, topics you will likely study are:

  • Archaeological Methods
  • Fundamental Concepts in Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Burials and Human Origins
  • Cultural Archaeology
  • Roman Architecture
  • Early Civilizations
  • Ancient Arts & Cultures
  • History & Religion

Why should you study Archaeology

  1. You’ll understand cultures from all over the world

If you’re interested in learning about different cultures of the past and present, then an archaeology degree might be the beginning of a great adventure for you. You’ll study the lives of ancient humans by examining the remains of early settlements all around the world. This gives you a glimpse into the past and sheds light on how our own societies came to be, from the evolution of cultures from our past into the present.

  1. You’ll uncover mysterious of the past

If you have a deep yearning to dive deep into history and uncover the secrets of the past, archaeology will be fitting for you. Like detectives and investigators, archaeologists search for evidence and analyze their findings before coming to a conclusion. Every discovery they make is one step closer to the truth. Throughout your archaeological journey, you may even make eye-opening discoveries that can change history as we know it!

  1. You never stop learning

When it comes to our careers, we often get caught up with the serious aspects of it—student loans, job progression, and a high salary. While those things are important, people tend to miss out a crucial part of learning—that it should be engaging, interesting, and fun! If you love pursuing knowledge and enjoy the learning process, archaeology is the path where you’ll be exploring something new every day.

What are the job opportunities?

Archaeology graduates can go on to work as professional archaeologists in a number of fields. These include heritage, education, conservation, art, research, and media. Other roles you can apply for are:

    • Heritage Manager
    • Exhibitions Officer
    • Museum Curator
    • Social Researcher
    • Conservation Officer
    • Archivist
    • Cartographer

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