Archaeologist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Archaeologist Job Description

*Archaeologists study human history through the examination of excavated remains and artefacts. These range from prehistoric tools and buildings to animal bones and tiny organisms.

*Archaeologists study past human activity by excavating, dating and interpreting objects and sites of historical interest.

*They implement excavation projects at historical sites and collect data that informs understanding of the past.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Locating suitable excavation sites, including the use of geophysical surveys and aerial photography

*Planning surveys and excavations

*Examining, documenting and preserving artefacts

*Producing, compiling and maintaining written, photographic and drawn records and electronic databases

*Supervising and guiding staff

*Collecting, analysing and interpreting data

*Writing reports, papers and other articles for publication

*Dating and interpreting finds

*Mathematical, statistical and computational modelling

*Assessing planning applications for building developers.

Qualifications and Training

*Candidates should have an archaeology degree.

*Graduates from other degree disciplines will need to obtain a relevant postgraduate qualification, although qualifications in scientific and engineering subjects may be useful in laboratory analysis or reconstruction and restoration projects.

*Previous study in historical subjects may help interpretation of objects and planning of excavations, while knowledge of modern or historical languages, such as Latin or ancient Greek, may be useful in finds interpretation or when collaborating with foreign colleagues.

*Archaeological experience is essential.

Skills and Specifications

*Meticulous attention to detail

*Written communication skills

*Accurate recording and reporting skills, including writing, drawing and photography skills

*An inquisitive mind

*Ability to extract and analyse data

*Presentation skills

*Good IT skills

*A valid driving licence

*Good time management

*Flexibility in terms of location

*Team working

*Tetanus vaccination.
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