Becoming an Archaeologist: A Guide to Professional Pathways by Joe Flatman

By Joe Flatman

Turning into an Archaeologist: A consultant to specialist Pathways is a fascinating guide on occupation paths within the region of archaeology. It outlines in trouble-free type the full technique of getting a role in archaeology, together with a few of the innovations; the learning that's required; and the way to get positions within the educational, advertisement, and executive worlds. it is also dialogue of careers in similar historical past professions akin to museums and conservation societies. The booklet incorporates a sequence of interviews with actual archaeologists, all younger execs who all started their careers in the final ten years. those insider publications supply crucial tips about how they received their first task and improved of their careers. Written in an obtainable sort, the ebook is vital interpreting for an individual attracted to the realities of archaeology within the twenty first century. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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By the late 1960s, the often senseless destruction of historic sites led to the rise of what became known as “rescue archaeology” in the UK (and “salvage” archaeology in the United States and elsewhere). At the forefront of this movement in the UK at least were two organizations, RESCUE: the British Archaeological Trust (founded in 1971) and Save Britain’s Heritage (founded in 1975). 12 on Tue Oct 09 12:24:50 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Becoming an Archaeologist Rescue Archaeology (1974) brought the plight of archaeological sites under threat to a wider audience, and poet John Betjeman’s involvement in the campaigns to save Euston Arch and St.

Accurate data on the funding for archaeology in any country are extremely hard to find. However, for example, as outlined by Aitchison (2000), the major funding streams prior to the introduction of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund in the UK include payment for developer-funded reactive fieldwork as well as central and local government support via English Heritage and other grant-giving bodies, including research councils and the Heritage Lottery Fund. 12 on Tue Oct 09 12:24:50 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 What Is – and Isn’t – Archaeology?

Although it may seem unfair, the truth is that even though graduating university students with a degree in classical archaeology or Egyptology are just as well trained as their classmates in these other specialties, they face a genuine problem of employability within the archaeological community, at least – CRM archaeology firms and local and national government offices of the types discussed in the following chapters generally prefer what they see as the more directly transferable skills of anthropological and historical archaeology.

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