How to become an archaeologist
Make sure that you do not have diseases that could prevent your desire to become an archaeologist. The archaeologist should have a healthy heart, he should not suffer from hypertension, convulsive attacks, hearing and speech disorders. An obstacle is diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoids, some skin diseases, a severe decrease in vision with the impossibility of correction, diseases of the digestive system and the system of excretion, as well as infectious diseases that have passed into chronic form. The archaeologist should not suffer from narcotic or alcohol addiction. Take the examination and consult a local doctor.
Archeology is a specialization that is received at senior courses of historical faculties. There is also a specialized university with branches in different cities of Russia - the Moscow Archaeological Institute. To begin preparation for the future scientific activity it is possible and in college (in particular, pedagogical with a social orientation). You need specialty 050401 - History. But in the future you still have to go to a higher educational institution.
If you want to go to college right after school, carefully study not only the history and subjects necessary for obtaining a certificate, but also disciplines such as physics, chemistry and geography. All these sciences will be useful for you in your work. Very useful will also be the ability to draw and work with the camera. You will be able to find out on which courses you need certificates on the website of a higher education 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 and archival studies. Look, in what universities can you get these specialties with the qualification of "bachelor of history", "master of history" or "history teacher". Choose the one in which there is a department of archeology. Having passed specialization in this department, you can get qualification 72251 - Archeology.
If for some reason you could not enter a specialized educational institution, you can still do archeology. In particular, the military. To do this, it is enough to enroll in the search party, which is in any major city, as well as in many villages. The search engines are mainly engaged in the search for the remains of servicemen who died during the Great Patriotic War. This is a fascinating and useful hobby. However, for many former soldiers, it becomes the most real profession. If you want, you can create your own search team by registering it in the Search Detachment Fund. Remember that hobby this requires discipline, accuracy, good knowledge of the history of places where excavations are conducted, and some special skills.
In archeological expeditions, not only scientists are needed. Every year, people are recruited there, ready for heavy physical labor. No special qualification is needed for this, everyone can get a job, suitable for health reasons. Prepare for the fact that you have to work every day with a shovel. About how to do this, you will be told if they take the expedition. Work on excavations is an excellent practice for students-historians who are just preparing to choose a specialization.