Links to information about archaeology as a career

Revised May 11, 2018

For a number of years I have maintained a web page called Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archaeology. I have not updated the page recently and do not plan to do so as there are a number of better sources now. I encourage you to visit the following pages:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions About Archaeology and Archaeologists (Society for American Archaeology)
  2. FAQs for Students (Society for American Archaeology)
  3. Ask the Experts: AIA Archaeology FAQ (Archaeological Institute of America)
  4. Is a Career in Archaeology Right for You? (ThoughtCo by K Kris Hirst)

David L. Carlson (
Professor of Anthropology, Texas A & M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352