Archaeology

 Archaeology

Archaeology

Definition

The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.

Career description

  • Local authorities, advising on the archaeological implications of planning applications;
  • Museums or heritage centres, assisting with the preservation, conservation, display and interpretation of artefacts;
  • Universities and research organisations, carrying out research and educational work.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/archaeologist

 

Jobs directly related to the degree include:

Books

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Archaeology: A very Short Introduction by Paul G. Bahn, Bill Tidy

Websites

http://www.archaeologysa.co.za/

www.sahra.org.za

 

People/Organisations/Places

Cradle of Human kind, Taung Child, Sterkfontein caves

Robert Ballard, Arthur Evans

 

 

Bursary Opportunities

SAPPI Bursary Scheme, Msunduzi Municipality, PPS Bursary, Department of Arts & Culture

Side note: Archaeology under humanities is more analytical and concentrates on heritage, whereas under Science it has a more scientific approach to the coursework.

 


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