A Holistic View of Archaeology

“Questions About: Archaeology As A Career.” Society for American Archaeology. Web. n.d. 25 April 2015.

http://www.saa.org/ForthePublic/FAQs/ForAdults/QuestionsAboutArchaeologyAsACareer/tabid/975/Default.aspx

This website gives an excellent summary of where an Archaeologist can work, what Archaeologists do, how much money they make, how many job availabilities there are, how long they work each day, and traveling. This is a highly credible website, knowing much about the field of Archaeology. Archaeologists do not just dig up historic artifacts: “Archaeologists are employed by federal and state government agencies, museums and historic sites, colleges and universities, and engineering firms with cultural resource management divisions. Some archaeologists work as consultants or form their own companies” (Society for American Archaeology). There are many people who make the assumption that Archaeologists do not make a lot of money. This can be true, it depends on where they work, and if they have a PHD; an Archeologist can make a decent amount of money if they are really good and they earn a doctorate degree: “a professor or a museum curator at a large research institution who has a PhD, many years of experience, and has produced many publications, may earn $80,000 to $100,000 a year.  An average salary for an archaeologist with an advanced degree and several years of experience managing projects and staff is approximately $45,000” (Society for American Archaeology).

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