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"Archeologist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Archeologist"

1) Clean, restore, and preserve artifacts.

2) Collect artifacts made of stone, bone, metal, and other materials, placing them in bags and marking them to show where they were found.

 

3) Compare findings from one site with archeological data from other sites to find similarities or differences.

4) Consult site reports, existing artifacts, and topographic maps to identify archaeological sites.

5) Create a grid of each site, and draw and update maps of unit profiles, stratum surfaces, features, and findings.

 

6) Create artifact typologies to organize and make sense of past material cultures.

7) Describe artifacts' physical properties or attributes, such as the materials from which artifacts are made, and their size, shape, function, and decoration.

8) Develop and test theories concerning the origin and development of past cultures.

9) Record the exact locations and conditions of artifacts uncovered in diggings or surveys, using drawings and photographs as necessary.

10) Research, survey, and assess sites of past societies and cultures in search of answers to specific research questions.

11) Study objects and structures recovered by excavation to identify, date, and/or authenticate them, and to interpret their significance.

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12) Write, present, and publish reports that record site history, methodology and artifact analysis results, along with recommendations for conserving and interpreting findings.

13) Assess archaeological sites for resource management, development, or conservation purposes, and recommend methods for site protection.

14) Lead field training sites and train field staff, students, and volunteers in excavation methods.

 

15) Teach archaeology at colleges and universities.

Job Description for "Archeologist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Archeologist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-C        SOC:  19-3091.02


 

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