Starting Points

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Academic Qualifications to Be An Archaeologist

The minimum academic requirement to work as a field archaeologist is a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and field work experience….

Basic Archaeological Theory

Uninformed diggers can potentially ruin the hidden treasures of an archaeological site. By employing calculated prediction and archaeological theory, intelligent…

Ethics and Morals

The archaeologist must comply with the ethical and moral standards agreed by modern mainstream, archaeological professionalism….

Glossary of Archaeology Terms

Archaeology has developed its own unique jargon. Understanding the basics will assist to cultivate a greater appreciation and perspective of this absorbing subject….

Origins of the Alphabet

The role of the archaeologist is to sift the sands of time in order to rediscover ancient scripts on clay, stone and papyrus that preserve ancient events….

Rescue Archaeology

When an archaeologist is engaged in a battle with bulldozers and jackhammers there may not be much time left. The rapid recovery of archaeological remains while in the……

The History of Archaeology

The history of archaeology is long and chequered. Archaeology, more than any other science, teaches us to learn from our mistakes…

Types of Archaeology

Digging in the sand, sitting with natives, or diving to the bottom of the sea are necessary in different types of archaeology. Past cultures and civilisations are……

What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is the systematic science and descriptive study of the material remains of human history and forms one of the four sub-fields of anthropology….

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