“In archaeology, context is everything. Objects allow us to reconstruct the past. Taking artifacts from a temple or an ancient private house is like emptying out a time capsule.” -Sarah Parcak
Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. It is a subfield of anthropology, the study of all human culture. From million-year-old fossilized remains of our earliest human ancestors in Africa, to 20th century buildings in present-day New York City, archaeology analyses the physical remains of the past in pursuit of a broad and comprehensive understanding of human culture.
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Why study Archaeology?
Archaeology offers a unique perspective on human history and culture that has contributed greatly to our understanding of both the ancient and the recent past. Archaeology helps us understand not only where and when people lived on the earth, but also why and how they have lived, examining the changes and causes of changes that have occurred in human cultures over time, seeking patterns and explanations of patterns to explain everything from how and when people first came to inhabit the Americas, to the origins of agriculture and complex societies.
Careers in Archaeology
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Heritage manager
- Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
- Museum education officer
- Museum/gallery curator
- Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Higher education lecturer
- Records manager
- Social researcher
- Tourism officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Pursue Your Dream In Becoming in the field of Archaeology
There are a multitude of institutions across in the UK which provide Archaeological courses. Global Study Abroad is partnered with some of the top institutions in the world, at 5th ranked, is Durham University, whose program is renowned for its extensive syllabus and student faculty ratio. Joint 13th in the world for Archaeology, is the University of Sheffield, whose course is extremely flexible and exciting. In the joining them in the Top 100 is the University of Aberdeen, who is on the rise as one of the most prestigious institutions to study at.
For those who are unable to directly apply into these universities, there are Foundation Programs which give you a pathway into the most prestigious institutions across the globe. In Australia, we have the Number 1 Ranked University in the country, the Australian National University, who provide Foundation Courses for those with O-Levels and A-Levels. ANU’s Archaeological program is ranked 8th in the world according to QS World Ranking. In New Zealand, we have the University of Auckland with its Foundation Program, whose Archaeological course is ranked 20th globally.
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