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What are the advantages and opportunities for advancement for Archaeology?

I am in 9th grade and the classes that I'm interested most in is Science and History. Something I'm really interested and looking to find a career in is Archaeology.
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Karen’s Answer

That is an awesome combination of interests in both science and history! Keep pursuing both subjects. When my daughter was exploring careers in engineering based upon her interest in math and science, she searched for engineering societies and found that there were many which offered career information to students. It looks like there's a society for archeologists - https://www.saa.org/ which has information about careers. Best of luck to you!
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Nathaniel’s Answer

Archaeology is a lot like dentistry. Does that sound weird? What I mean is, it's a good career for someone who likes to work with their hands as much as with their mind. At least at some point in an archaeologists career, they will get to play in the dirt, map sites and calculate spatial relationships, reassemble broken or scattered objects (skeletons, pottery, house sites) and modernly, to play with imagining devices from x-ray machines to ground imagining equipment. A good field archaeologist needs to be an ecologist to understand what a site might have looked like at an earlier period, or where to hunt for such and such, and an engineer to understand how man-made objects might have been placed and have used the physical properties of the site. Throw in geographer, anatomist, ecological anthropologist, historian, anatomist, paleontologist ....

In other words, it's a great trade for someone who likes to hunt, fish, camp, build, dig, assemble, disassemble, study biology, history, anthropology... and then think about what it all means and how to tell good stories to students, conference attendees, journal readers....
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