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What type of sciences I would need to be an archaeologist?

  1. Sep 23, 2006 #1
    I'm just curious about what type of sciences I would need to be an archaeologist. I love history/english which are my strong points academically and I'm not really a fan of the sciences/maths but I am still curious what I might need.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2006 #2
    You might want some geology and geography skills.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2006 #3

    turbo

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    http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=10 [Broken]
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2006 #4
    I didn't think they spent so much time in the lab as that website says. Good to know though.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2006 #5

    Pythagorean

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    geololgy, geography, antrhopology, world history, local history (pertaining to your interests)

    not so important, and depending on your specialization:
    some biology and ecology might help too, but I don't know how far archeology overlaps social theory, political economy might be good too, as well as theology.
     
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