Advice 1: How to become an archaeologist

Archaeology studies the past by the objects of material culture. This is an interesting profession that requires not only extensive knowledge of the field of history, auxiliary historical Sciences and some science subjects, but also good physical training. Archaeologists have to work in extreme conditions, so there are some medical contraindications.
Archaeology studies past for items of material culture
You will need
  • - medical card;
  • - certificates of exam results in the subjects required for admission to the history Department;
  • - computer with Internet access.
Make sure you have no diseases that could hamper your desire to become an archaeologist. The archaeologist must have a healthy heart, he should not suffer hypertension, seizures, disorders of hearing and speech. The obstacle is diabetes, hemorrhoids, certain skin diseases, severe loss of vision with the inability of correction, diseases of the digestive system and allocation system and infectious disease, passed into the chronic form. The archaeologist does not have to suffer with drug or alcohol addiction. Get tested and consult your local doctor.
Archaeology is a specialization, which is obtained on the undergraduate history departments. There is a specialized institution with branches in different cities of Russia – Moscow archaeological Institute. To begin preparing for future research activities in the College (in particular, teaching with a social orientation). You need specialty 050401 – History. But in the future you will still have to do in high school.
If you want to go to College right after high school, carefully study not only the history and the items needed to obtain the passport, but also such disciplines as physics, chemistry and geography. All these Sciences are very useful in the work. Very useful is also the ability to draw and work with the camera. Which academic disciplines you will need certificates, you can go to higher educational institutions after February 1, but in any case, the certificate on the history you need.
Type in the search engine following specialties: 030400, 030401, 050401 - History or 030402 - a Historical and archival study. See which colleges you can get these specialties with qualification "bachelor of history", "master of history" or "history teacher". Select the one which has a Department of archaeology. Having specialization in this Department, you can get qualification 72251 – Archaeology.
If for some reason you are unable to enroll in a specialized school, you can still do archaeology. In particular, the military. It is enough to register in the search party that is in any major city and in many villages. Search engines are mainly concerned with the search for the remains of soldiers killed during the great Patriotic war. It is an exciting and rewarding hobby. However, for many ex-military, it becomes a true profession. If you wish, you can create your own search party, registering it in the Fund of search groups. Remember that hobby it requires discipline, accuracy, and good knowledge of the history of the places where excavations have been carried out, and some special skills.
Useful advice
In archaeological expeditions need not only academics. Every year to recruit people willing to heavy physical labor. No special qualification it doesn't need to get to work can anyone, fit state of health. Get ready for what you have every day a lot of shoveling. About how to do it, will tell you if you will accept the expedition. Work on the excavation is a great practice for students-historians who are ready to choose a specialization.

Advice 2: How to get to the archeological expedition

Perhaps as a child you dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, however, the pragmatic parents talked you out of it, telling me how poorly funded basic science. Archaeologist you are, but a love of history and thirst for discovery live in your heart... Or you decided to study archaeology and want to get better acquainted with the profession – in either case, a good choice would be the decision to work in free time in an archaeological expedition.
How to get to the archeological expedition
If your city has a historical or Museum, go up there, to find out where excavations have been carried out. Archaeological expeditions can organize a historical faculties of some universities. Of course, the modest museums of regional centers are likely to conduct excavations anywhere in the place.
If you want to work on the excavation of major historical monument, look for the opportunity in the Internet. Go to the website and click on "Archaeological expedition", then select the country to which you would like to get. However, it should be borne in mind that a person without experience in expeditions is unlikely to take abroad even as a laborer. It would be wise to choose the tab "CIS". You will see records of old expeditions and invitations to work in new.
Most likely, you will be asked to work for free. You pay only for travel to site and meals. Even in these conditions wanting to work in the expedition is more than vacancies, so preference is given to candidates that have beneficial in the field speciality: geologists, surveyors, architects, artists, restorers, cooks, doctors.
Many expeditions are financed by sponsors, including its members. In this case you will have to pay not only the ticket to the place of excavation, and nutrition while working. To find such offers in the Internet, type "archeological expedition" in Google search.
The Crimean Peninsula is famous for archaeological excavations. You can go to the Museum of Chersonesos reserve, which is located in Sevastopol, by phone +38 (0692) 55-02-78, 24-13-69, 24-14-15, in the summer to go on an archeological expedition. Similar services are provided and the Bakhchsarai state historical and archaeological reserve. His phones: +38 (06554) 4-74-81, 4-28-81)
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