What are the fields of Archaeology?

What are the fields of Archaeology?

*Most of our archaeology field schools fall under more than one specialization listed below.

  • Field Archaeology.
  • Prehistoric Archaeology.
  • Classical Archaeology.
  • Near Eastern/ Biblical Archaeology.
  • Historical Archaeology.
  • Bioarchaeology.
  • Underwater Archaeology.
  • Cultural Resource Management.

Who is a field archaeologist?

Archaeologists study past human activity by excavating, dating and interpreting objects and sites of historical interest. They implement excavation projects, informally known as digs, preserve archaelogical remains and collect data that informs their understanding of the past.

How can I join CIFA?

Associate (ACIfA) grade accreditation is open to those who:

  1. have a high level of working knowledge within an area of historic environment practice.
  2. have considerable responsibility for undertaking work in a variety of situations using own judgement.
  3. have carried out complex work within an established framework.

What does a field archeologist do?

What Does an Archaeologist Do? Day-to-day Archaeologists conduct field investigations, analyze artifacts, excavate sites, manage the logistics of projects at sites, write reports and recommendations, teach, conduct research, and publish the results of their research in academic journals.

Does archaeology pay well?

Archaeologists made a median salary of $63,670 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $81,480 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $49,760.

Is archeology a dying field?

In my experience archaeology has been a career of attrition. Those who persevere AND are good at what they do end up with a very high quality of life. It is always sad to hear of those who have given up through the difficult times, which there are many.

What does CIFA stand for?


Acronym Definition
CIFA Counterintelligence Field Activity (US DoD)
CIFA Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (Washington, DC)
CIFA Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (India)
CIFA Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa (FAO regional organization)

Are Archaeologists in demand?

Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Prospective anthropologists and archeologists will likely face strong competition for jobs because of the small number of positions relative to applicants.

Is archaeology a hard major?

Archaeology is not the career for everybody. It is hard work. You don’t get paid a whole lot. Few people actually understand what we contribute to society.

Are archaeologists in demand?