Can I Get Involved in Archaeology Without Having a Career as an Archaeologist?
Yes! Archaeology provides a fascinating and life-long pastime, and much important work is done by people working in their spare time. There are many local and national societies which hold lectures, publish newsletters and journals, visit sites and conduct their own archaeological fieldwork. You can find a list of these societies in our archaeology online section. Community or amateur archaeology groups are playing an increasingly important role in the study of their local area. Community archaeology is one of the main growth areas within archaeological research today with many of the groups producing high quality work which is increasingly seeing them invited to undertake paid professional excavations.
You may also find our online guide to volunteering in archaeology useful.
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