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Colleen Said:I have so many questions about archaeology I don't know where to start Help?
We Answered:Hi there!
Don't worry about having asked too many questions...it's great that you are so interested and confident that you want to go into archaeology!
In my experience, the classes you take in high school aren't nearly as important in archaeology as the classes that you'll take in college/university, and the field school you go to. It's nice that you have so many choices in your school, so I would suggest that you take advantage of that and take courses that interest you.
Archaeology is basically the study of cultures through the material culture they have left behind. This can be anything from a temple in Greece, to a rubbish pit from a Roman villa in the UK, to a neolithic settlement in Spain, to a homestead in the American west.
Archaeologists do many different things...many of us just out of college go into Cultural Resource Management as an "Archaeology Field Technician" which can entail anything from ground survey (usually hiking, sometimes shovel testing) to excavation. What we do generally depends on what interests us. There are archaeologists who have a focus on science and spend time working in labs. You also have a lot of flexibility on where you want to work, especially after you have gained some experience.
Also, a large part of the job is research. This can include pre-survey data searches, reading up on similar studies from the area you are excavating in, post-excavation/survey research on artifacts and structures which have been found. It is good to have decent written communication skills because as you persue a career in Archaeology you will likely spend a lot of time writing reports, grant applications, and project proposals.
While there are archaeologists who travel to dangerous countries where there's violence there are many positions for archaeologists in their home countries, whether you are in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, etc., so you shouldn't let that stop you. However, if you want to focus on archaeology of a dangerous area, then it is entirely possible that you could be on a project in that area.
Also, the languages you take is purely up to you and where you want to work. While it is certainly not harmful for you to have another language or two, many of the archaeologists I know in the UK and US only speak English, and that hasn't limited them too much. I even had a professor of Roman Archaeology who didn't read or speak latin, but was able to read inscriptions on monuments because he understood the abbreviations and patterns in them.
How much schooling you will need depends on what exactly you want to do. A bachelors degree in anthropology, archaeology, or a related field along with a field school is generally required for entry level positions. you may find a master's degree an asset as well. Anything past that is up to you, but it is often easier to advance to higher positions with a higher degree combined with experience.
While archaeology can be a very fun, interesting, and rewarding career, it does have its drawbacks. There are only a limited number of archaeology jobs out there, and so applications can be quite competative. It is also not a job that pays a lot. I would suggest trying to get into a field school to see if you like it before you commit yourself to it 100%, you may not like it as much as you think you would.
I hope this has been helpful, and good luck with your studies!
Anna Said:I have three ideas for a piece of creative writing for school, so please will you help me choose one?
Ron Said:As a 9th grader (going into 10th grade), is it smarter to take a creative writing class or an advertising clas?
We Answered:CW would be my choice, you would have take that anyway for advertising or a novelist. There is also a chance that the school would let you take all 3, drop study hall might a option. I would check around and see if a summer class is available or a night course offered by a local college or vocational school.
Derrick Said:Creative Writing: Injuries - please help if you can!?
We Answered:Does he have to be paralyzed from the waist down? Because I was thinking that maybe he got in the accident and hurt the vertebrae in his neck, so it did paralyze him. So he would be in intensive care for a bit, then maybe they got him on physiotherapy so he had to stay in hospital-type care for a while. Or maybe he had damaged internal organs, so he had to get surgery and he needed time to recover in the hospital. Those are just some suggestions, if you decide to use the the physiotherapy one, do a bit more research on the vertebrae so you have the right information so it makes sense. I hope yo got the jest of it though, good luck :)
James Said:Is my creative writing story off to a good start?
We Answered:i think you are off to a pretty good start, i personally would just change the first paragraph/line to a less typical beggining, simply stating the place and time and even the excact date, try using a more abstract way of getting the point across, through dialogue, action or the character's feelings. For example, the lead "the summer breeze crept through the trees" would get the point across that it was summer, without the author having to actually say, "it was july 29th."
Helen Said:Need help writing a story?
We Answered:are you gonna give me credit for it?
cauz if this **** gets published i want 50%