The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
- 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.
Jobs directly related to the degree include:
- Heritage Manager
- Historic Buildings Inspector/Conservation Officer
- Museum education officer
- Museum/Gallery Curator
- Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officer
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Cradle of Human kind, Taung Child, Sterkfontein caves
Robert Ballard, Arthur Evans
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.