Uni Course Advice Needed Desperately
- Hi all,
I signed up to this group because I'm in desperate need of advice
from some people who know what they're talking about. I'm
uni course in archaeology very soon and due to the degree programme
the uni operates, I'm allowed to take three classes. Now, I know
of these will be archaeology and anthropology but I have no idea
what would be a suitable third subject. I've been told anything
geology and geography to theatre studies and computer science would
be useful and I'm utterly and thoroughly confused. Please, any
advice you all could offer would be gratefully received.
>'ve been told anything from geology and geography to theatre studies andAnyone of Classics, history and environmental science will serve you well.
Best, Mikey Brass
Archaeology BSocSci(Hons), University of Cape Town
"The Antiquity of Man" http://www.antiquityofman.com
Book: "The Antiquity of Man: Artifactual, fossil and gene records explored"
In The Hall of Ma'at: http://www.thehallofmaat.com
- I am taking anthro and archaeology classes as well.
My advisor told me the classes you take vary greatly
on your focus of interest. If your interest is in new
world archaeology, history would be a beneficial
minor. If you are looking into old world archaeology
you should take the classics.
--- Mikey Brass <mike@...> wrote:
> >'ve been told anything from geology and geography
> to theatre studies and
> >computer science
> Anyone of Classics, history and environmental
> science will serve you well.
> Best, Mikey Brass
> Archaeology BSocSci(Hons), University of Cape Town
> "The Antiquity of Man" http://www.antiquityofman.com
> Book: "The Antiquity of Man: Artifactual, fossil and
> gene records explored"
> In The Hall of Ma'at: http://www.thehallofmaat.com
>I am taking anthro and archaeology classes as well.For my undergraduate I took archaeology, history, anthropology and
>My advisor told me the classes you take vary greatly
>on your focus of interest. If your interest is in new
>world archaeology, history would be a beneficial
>minor. If you are looking into old world archaeology
>you should take the classics.
Classics. Friends of mine took English and/or environmental science.
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The advice you've been given by others is good. I recommend you get as
broad an education as possible. Much depends upon where you want to
end up. I know that is hard know when we are starting out.
I have been doing archeology in California's Mojave Desert for nearly
20 years. In the cousre of my work I use knoweldge from anthropology,
biology, geomorphology, geology, history, aerospave, the milatry,
religious studies, linguistics, folklore, minnig, bootlegging, rocket
science, forensics, police science, paleoclimatology, and interviewing
skills as well as archaeoloy. I have to understand the environment to
which the prehistoric people I am interested in adapted. I have to
beable to develop relationships with military personel, Native
Americans, old timers, clerks, secretaries, arrogant retired generals,
engineers, university professors, and others that may have information
I need. I have to know enough about thinngs to ask the right questions
to get useful information. As a contractor doing cultural resource
management archaeology I have to know the various laws and have dealt
with rehistoric materials (my favorite), early homesteaders, early
military, early aviation, early space program, and Native American
rock art (another favorite). Some times the reference material you
need isn't available and you have to develop it yourself.
Bottom line is you have to be flexible, love learning, and enjoy
detective work. You will need to get along with people and figure out
to obtain the information you need. I can't think of anything I would
- Thank you all very much for your help. I had been leaning towards
environmental science but I wasn't sure if it would be suitable,
all of your advice has cleared things up.
- --- In email@example.com, "starysign99" <lyaa@m...> wrote:
> Thank you all very much for your help. I had been leaning towardsMy degree was half environmental (as palaeoecology) which is useful
> environmental science but I wasn't sure if it would be suitable,
> all of your advice has cleared things up.
> Thanks again,
for learning sampling strategies and understanding the history of teh
environment and how it impacted on human development and how humans
impacted the environment. In first year I took classics, celtic
studies, psychology, social anthropology, and ancient history as extra