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  American Archaeologist Authenticates Afghanistan's Recovered National Treasures
Archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Fredrik Hiebert (second from right) watches as a safe found to contain a trove of priceless Bactrian gold objects is forced open in April 2004.
After the Taliban were expelled, the new government called in a team of locksmiths to open the vault, and invited Hiebert to Kabul to head a team of archaeologists to verify the authenticity of its contents.
During a Jan. 27 lecture at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Hiebert, who is a National Geographic fellow and a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University, said he and Sarianidi were present in Kabul as five Central Bank officials and technicians began to open the vault.
www.wrmea.com /archives/May-June_2005/0505042.html   (1069 words)

 Dream Jobs | Archaeologist (Professor Paul Goldberg of Boston University Digs His Job.)
He works with historical archaeologists to help locate a site based on the geological changes that have occurred in a particular area and interpret the artifacts found there.
But the archaeologist is always there to make sure that care is taken not to destroy possible finds.
Incredibly, archaeologists have only begun to scratch the surface of the historic remains scattered around the globe.
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Archaeologists study artifacts of the near and distant past to develop a picture of how people lived in earlier cultures and societies.
Some archaeologists work under the aegis of a major research institution, such as a university or a museum.
Only the most distinguished (or fortunate) archaeologists become prominent in the field, and there are fewer positions available than there are qualified archaeologists to fill them.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=10   (345 words)

  FAQ-Career in Archaeology in the U.S.
The minimal educational requirement to work as a field archaeologist is a B.A. or B.S. degree with a major in anthropology or archaeology and previous field experience (usually obtained by spending a summer in an archaeological field school or participating as a volunteer, see question 5).
Private sector archaeologists work in the field, in the laboratory analyzing the results of their field investigations, in the office writing reports on those investigations and preparing proposals to conduct additional work.
The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt.
www.museum.state.il.us /ismdepts/anthro/dlcfaq.html   (3592 words)

  Archaeologist FAQ : Archaeology and CRM gear store : CafePress.com
Every Archaeologist knows the public is going to ask these archaeology questions, now you can have all of the answers at the ready all of the time.
Archaeologists excavating beneath the Temple of Hieroglyphic Stairway needed this FAQ for archaeology when they excavated Stela M in 1987.
Every archaeologist knows the answers to these questions, but the public will never stop asking them.
www.cafepress.com /shovelbums/149934   (675 words)

  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for archaeologist
Son of the archaeologist Sir John Evans, he served as a curator (1884–1908) at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.
Archaeology from a space craft: radar specialists at NASA have transformed archaeologists' views of Angkor in Cambodia.
Archaeologists have discovered that Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire may have had the technology in the early 16th century for large-scale iron production, prompting claims that Henry VIII's Reformation and dissolution of the monasteries may have delayed Britain's Industrial Revolution.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=archaeologist&StartAt=1   (868 words)

 Messenger and Enloe
Archaeologists should find it useful to reflect on how their perspectives on a particular culture illustrate or encompass the components of these conceptions, as well as how an understanding of anthropological concepts and processes could enrich the global classroom.
For example, a state social studies conference might feature a session led by an archaeologist on "archaeology and the study of the past across the curriculum" or "current research in archaeology/anthropology." This sort of approach might also be developed within one globally-minded school or through a college of education or state department of education.
Connected with an archaeologist in one way or another is often a cadre of archaeology students, volunteer excavators (sometimes senior citizens), and other professionals from the related institutions.
www.cr.nps.gov /seac/protecting/html/4i-messenger.htm   (4762 words)

 dig: Dr. dig Frequently Asked Questions
Archaeologists do not study dinosaurs and fossils, although they may come across them by accident while they are digging.
The basic tool an archaeologist uses is a flat masonry trowel (the kind used to spread cement, not the curved sort you would use for gardening).
Archaeologists use a trowel to scrape off layers of earth so that they can examine them carefully as they dig deeper and deeper.
www.digonsite.com /drdig/realfaqs.html   (1977 words)

 Interested in becoming an archaeologist?
However, most archaeologists get a college degree; some go further and study for a master's degree or a doctorate in their chosen area.
As a general rule archaeologists who work for universities or for local government (this usually includes museums and government / state / authority funded excavations) will be on a fixed salary scale.
Freelance archaeologists, those employed by private archaeological companies and by the tourist industry, will have a variable income depending on local conditions and rates of pay.
www.digonsite.com /drdig/archaeologists/31.html   (733 words)

 What Does an Archaeologist Do
Archaeologists study past cultures through artifacts, or items which people have made, used or modified.
Archaeologists investigate sites and artifacts to answer a specific research question or to save cultural resources from destruction, either from human or natural forces.
Archaeologists strive to investigate and preserve the finite and fragile clues of former cultures in order for us to understand our link to the past.
www.nps.gov /efmo/parks/4606d.htm   (435 words)

 Archaeologists On-Line: General Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Archaeologists study these bits and pieces, analyze their spatial arrangements, and use the resulting information to solve a problem.
Archaeologists use a number of tools that you are probably familiar with and have used yourself—shovels and buckets for removing dirt, for instance.
Archaeologists in the Southwest employ other scientific methods of dating, including archaeomagnetic dating and carbon dating, but if good timbers are present at the archaeological site, they are the most accurate indicators of time.
www.crowcanyon.org /EducationProducts/archaeologists_online/04_archaeology.htm   (2362 words)

 Social scientists, other
Anthropologists and archaeologists will experience average growth, but slower-than-average employment growth is expected for geographers, historians, political scientists, and sociologists because they enjoy fewer opportunities outside of government and academic settings.
Archaeologists examine and recover material evidence, such as the ruins of buildings, tools, pottery, and other objects remaining from past human cultures in order to determine the chronology, history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
For example, anthropologists, archaeologists, and geographers may travel to remote areas, live among the people they study, learn their languages, and stay for long periods at the site of their investigations.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos054.htm   (2568 words)

Archaeologists learn about the past by studying material remains, which could be anything from fragments of bone to gold coins or even entire buried cities.
Archaeologists usually need a degree, and you will find that some 90% of the profession are graduates.
Archaeologists are also employed by national bodies such as English Heritage, Historic Scotland, CADW in Wales, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, the National Trust and national parks.
www.ca.courses-careers.com /articles/archaeologist.htm   (986 words)

 Archaeologists On-Line: Careers in Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today's archaeologists use computers to store and analyze data, to make maps, and to write reports, so computer skills are very important as well.
A. Most archaeologists working at Crow Canyon have either their Master's degree or their Ph.D. That means that they have completed an additional two to six years of schooling after finishing college.
Archaeologists gather so much scientific data that a computer is the only means of keeping track of it all.
www.crowcanyon.org /EducationProducts/archaeologists_online/05_career.htm   (1464 words)

  MN Office of State Archaeologist - Archaeologist Week
The state of archaeology in Minnesota: annual report of the State Archaeologist, Fiscal Year 2006: Summary of activities for the Office of the State Archaeologist, February 22, 2007.
Proposed projects are reviewed to assess the appropriateness of research methodology and to assist in identifying strategies for mitigating potential adverse effects to known cultural resources.
Only professional archaeologists meeting the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology (36 CFR Part 61) may be licensed to conduct such investigations in the state of Minnesota.
www.admin.state.mn.us /osa   (329 words)

  Learn more about Archaeology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marxist or Marxist-influenced archaeologists in the USSR and the UK (among others) often try to prove the truth of dialectical materialism or to highlight the past (and present) role of conflict between interest groups (e.g.
In America, Thomas Jefferson was also an amateur archaeologist, and, possibly inspired by his time in Europe, supervised the excavation of an Indian burial mound on his land in Virginia in 1784, earning the nickname "father of archaeology".
For field archaeologists, the most significant of these was the introduction of the geophysical survey, enabling an advance picture to be built up of what lies beneath the soil, before excavation even commences.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/ar/archaeology.html   (2051 words)

 John Evans (archaeologist)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Sir Arthur Evans, Archaeologist in Minoan Crete Photograph and biography from Dilos Holiday World of the man who uncovered the palace of Knossos and the Minoan civilization of Crete.
John Cotter, Noted Archaeologist Obituary of this curator emeritus from the University of Pennsylvania Almanac.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-John_Evans_(archaeologist).html   (616 words)

 Social scientists, other
Anthropologists and archaeologists, geographers, and sociologists will experience average growth, but slower-than-average growth is expected for historians and political scientists because they enjoy fewer opportunities outside of government and academic settings.
Archaeologists recover and examine material evidence, such as ruins, tools, and pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
For example, anthropologists, archaeologists, and geographers may travel to remote areas, live among the people they study, learn their languages, and stay for long periods at the site of their investigations.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos054.htm   (2512 words)

 Archaeological Pieces of the Past - Introduction - ROM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once the Archaeologist has received the archaeological licence, she is ready to survey the site.
It is in the lab that the Archaeologist looks at all of the information found in the field and tries to piece it all together.
Once the puzzle has been put together, the Archaeologist tells what she thinks it means in the site report.
www.rom.on.ca /digs/munsell   (865 words)

 Geophysical Methods in Archaeology
Usually the chief archaeologist at a site is a reputable and experienced professor whose modest salary is paid by his school so that he can teach university classes and do some seasonal field research on the side.
But even with the limited budgets archaeologists have with for decades, geophysical methods can be of great value to an archaeologist.
Archaeologists can be greatly helped in setting his digging priorities if geophysical methods can be used ahead of time.
www.ldolphin.org /Geoarch.html   (3412 words)

 Science NetLinks: Learn to Think Like an Archaeologist
Archaeologists, like other scientists, differ greatly in what phenomena they study and how they go about their work.
Start by asking students what they think archaeologists do, how they gather evidence, what their days are like, where they work, etc. Some common misconceptions are that archaeologists are treasure hunters who sell or donate artifacts to museums, that they prefer to excavate graves, and that they dig up dinosaurs.
Archaeologists use context (where artifacts are found) and association (the connection to other archaeological remains found with the artifacts) to begin to reconstruct past lifeways.
www.sciencenetlinks.com /lessons.cfm?DocID=449   (1507 words)

 Archaeologist (2)
In order for an archaeologist to do his or her job, it is vital to find sites.
An archaeologist must be sure to record everything they find so they can get as much information from a site as possible.
When the archaeologist finishes studying the artifacts, features, and all of the records from the study, then the materials are generally donated to a museum.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /lmon/what_arch2.htm   (1134 words)

 City of Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the urging of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the position of City Archaeologist was created in 1983 as part of the Boston Landmarks Commission to protect Boston’s archaeological resources.
Today, the Environment Department’s City Archaeologist manages the archaeological remains located on public land in Boston, and over 27 collections of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held by the City.
The City Archaeologist is also committed to public outreach and education in archaeology for Boston city schoolchildren and the public.
www.cityofboston.gov /environment/program.asp   (341 words)

 Nethack Weapon Selection for Archaeologist
The Archaeologist is not great with weapons, but has one great redeeming quality - they can become expert with the pick axe, and hence, the dwarvish mattock, the most powerful non-artifact weapon in the game.
The only problem you might have is that as an archaeologist, dwarves tend to be peaceful.
Throwing identified gems to white unicorns (or unicorns of whatever your alignment is at the time) boosts your luck +5 each time (to a maximum of +10, so four gems should get you out of the worst luck).
hea-www.harvard.edu /~fine/Fun/arch.html   (627 words)

 MHAL - Office of the State Archaeologist
The Office of the State Archaeologist, Michigan Historical Center, records, investigates, interprets and protects Michigan's archaeological sites.
Let the Office of the State Archaeologist show you how you can learn about and enjoy Michigan's submerged past and other things maritime.
This color brochure describes the programs of the Office of the State Archaeologist.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-17445_19273_19325---,00.html   (198 words)

 Biblical Archaeologist on CD-ROM
First published in 1938, for sixty years Biblical Archaeologist was one of the foremost authorities on the archaeology, history and literature of the lands of the eastern Mediterranean, from Palaeolithic through early Islamic times.
Read articles written by leading scholars and archaeologists Jerome Murphy O'Connor on The Essenes, James H. Charlesworth on the myth and mystery of St. Catherine's Monastery, James M. Robinson on discovering the Nag Hammadi Codices, Lawrence H. Schiffman on the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls and many more.
Biblical Archaeologist on CD-Rom is an invaluable resource of lasting importance for everyone who wants quick access to decades of key archaeological discoveries in the lands of the Bible.
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 Archaeology - Office of Cultural & Historical Programs
In Florida, the office of the State Archaeologist is within the Division of Historical Resources.
Because the State Archaeologist has certain narrow responsibilities under Chapter 872.05 concerning unmarked human remains, the office receives many calls about problems concerning cemeteries and graves, even though it has no jurisdiction or responsibility.
If it is determined by the medical examiner or the law enforcement officer that the remains are unmarked, they will contact the State Archaeologist, and the procedures outlined in Chapter 872.05 will be followed.
www.flheritage.com /archaeology/cemeteries/index.cfm?page=State_Archaeologist   (520 words)

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