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K. Kris Hirst

How to Become an Archaeologist

By March 10, 2009

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The single most frequent question I get from people is "How do I become an archaeologist?". Over the years I've written several articles on the various aspects of being and becoming an archaeologist, but for some mad reason I've never put them in the same place for easy reference. Till today.

How to Become an Archaeologist


March 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm
(1) Claudell County says:

Thank you so much for all of this information. I’m finishing a PhD in organizational leadership and want to move on with my studies to archaeology. Your site gave more information than I knew to ask for.

March 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm
(2) Aniruddha P Deshpande says:

Good information, but I still believe you need to be born for archaeology…you cannot create one.
It is completely different to be fascinated by archaeology than to actually be an archaeologist.
Well no harm to say “An archaeologist’s life is always in ruins” (pun inteded)

July 17, 2009 at 8:07 pm
(3) Daphne says:

Thank you :)

November 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm
(4) joel says:

but how do you know if you are born for archaeology? what are the signs?

December 2, 2010 at 3:13 am
(5) hello says:

thanx 4 the info…. i am obsessed wif archaeology and i really really want to become and archaeologist sooooo baddly…. but if i dont become one i will definitly become an egyptologist 4 sure!! thanx 4 de hlp!!

February 22, 2011 at 3:19 am
(6) cole says:

you’d know what the signs were if you saw them

July 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm
(7) Scarlett says:

thanks so much! i really want to become an archaeologist, but my family doesnt think its a very practical career. they want me to become something else. sucks for them, though cause im so gonna be an archaeologist one day!

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