I want to become an archaeologist

I am a student of Class 9 and I will soon become a student of class 10 (CBSE board). What Maths should I choose – standard or basics – as I want to become an archaeologist? What courses should I do after Class 10? Is there good scope for Archaeology in India? Please help me with the list of Institutes and courses.

Archaeology is the study of uncovering the roots of human civilization by investigating artifacts left behind by previous civilizations. The responsibility of an archaeologist is to gather different types of evidence of human past from various places using data using drawing, notes and photography. Most people picture archaeologists digging up the earth with tools all around them, but archaeology is much more than that.

For admission to Archaeology courses, Mathematics is not required. So if you do not like Maths, you can go for basic Maths now. Then in 10+2, you may take any combination of subjects, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in History, Sociology or Anthropology.

Most of the Universities in India offer the subjects at the post-graduation level. Some of these are: Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi; The Delhi Institute of Heritage, Culture and Archaeology, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune; MS University at Baroda, Vadodara.

As an Archaeologist you can work in private or government-owned museums for the safe upkeep and management of museum artifacts. A degree-holder in Archaeology can also work as tourist guides, heritage managers, and resource persons of trip organizers in tourism. They have great scope in jobs as well as research in various colleges and Universities.


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