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Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recover and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, bio-facts eco-facts, and cultural landscapes.

Career Options

  • • Archivist • Cartographer • Higher education lecturer • Records manager • Social researcher • Tourism officer

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • • A patient and methodical approach •accuracy and attention to detail • planning and organisational skills • Communication skills.

Courses to be pursued

  • • Bachelor’s degree in history • Bachelor’s degree in sociology • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology • Bachelor’s degree in Indian History

Top Colleges

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Panjab University
  • Banaras Hindu University

Working Conditions

An archaeologist may work indoors analyzing artifacts and conducting research. They may also undertake field work, outdoors and at various sites - conditions can be harsh and the work will typically involve getting your hands dirty.

Top Companies

  • Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
  • Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
  • National Museum
  • Universities and colleges
  • Government and private museums and cultural galleries

Successful Persons

N.P. Chakravarti

N.P. Chakravarti succeeded Wheeler in April 1948. His period saw the organization of a large-scale exhibition at New Delhi in 1948 on the Indian art objects. These objects were originally exhibited in London in 1947 and later on its return to India formed the nucleus of the National Museum which was opened on 15th August 1949 .

D. P. Agrawal

D. P. Agrawal (Dharma Pal Agrawal) is a historian of Indian science and technology, archaeologist, and author. He has published works on Indian archaeology, metallurgy, the history of science, and palaeoclimate.

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