How to become an archaeologist
Make sure that you do not have diseases that could prevent your desire to become an archaeologist. An archaeologist should have a healthy heart, he should not suffer from hypertension, convulsive seizures, hearing and speech disorders. The obstacle is diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoids, some skin diseases, severe reduction of vision with the impossibility of correction, diseases of the digestive system and the excretion system, as well as infectious diseases that have become chronic. An archaeologist should not be drug or alcohol dependent. Pass the examination and consult your local doctor.
Archeology is a specialization that is obtained in senior courses of historical faculties. There is a specialized university, which has branches in different cities of Russia - the Moscow Archaeological Institute. You can start preparing for future research activities in college (in particular, pedagogical with a social orientation). You need specialty 050401 - History. But in the future you will still have to enroll in a higher education institution.
If you want to go to college immediately after school, carefully study not only the history and subjects necessary for obtaining a certificate, but also such disciplines as physics, chemistry and geography. All these sciences will be useful to you in your work. The ability to draw and work with a camera will also be very useful. You can find out about which academic disciplines you will need certificates on the website of a higher educational institution after February 1, but in any case you will need a certificate of history.
Type in the search engine the following specialties: 030400, 030401, 050401 - History or 030402 - Historical Archives. Look at the universities where you can get these specialties with the qualifications of “Bachelor of History”, “Master of History” or “History Teacher”. Choose the one in which there is a department of archeology. After passing a specialization in this department, you can qualify 72251 - Archeology.
If for some reason you could not enroll in a specialized educational institution, you can still do archeology. In particular, the military. To do this, it is enough to enroll in a search party, which is in any large city, as well as in many villages. Search engines are mainly engaged in the search for the remains of military personnel who died during the Great Patriotic War. This is a fascinating and rewarding hobby. However, for many former military it becomes the most real profession. If you wish, you can create your own search team by registering it with the Search Team Fund. Remember that enthusiasm requires discipline, accuracy, a good knowledge of the history of the places where excavations are carried out, and some special skills.
In archaeological expeditions we need not only scientists. Every year people are recruited there ready for hard physical labor. No special qualification is needed for this, anyone who is fit for health reasons can work. Get ready for the fact that you have to work a lot every day with a shovel. How to do this, they will tell you if they take you on an expedition. Work on the excavation is an excellent practice for historian students who are still preparing to choose a specialization.