Pay & Remuneration
The basic pay scale of an assistant archaeologist employed with the Archaeological Survey of India is Rs 1.2 lakhs to 1.5 lakhs per year. Assistant professor teaching in a university earns Rs 2 lakhs to 4.8 lakhs as basic pay per year.
One can find placement with Archaeological Survey of India and with state Archaeological departments. The selections are through State Public Service Commission examinations and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations. The National Museum in New Delhi, the State Museums and the National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage also employ archaeologists. Teaching in various colleges and universities is another good option.
Rakhaldas D Bandoyophadhyaya, Discovered Mohenjodaro and Harappa civilization.
A Day In Life
Archaeologists lead an exciting life when they are out excavating. A field archaeologist’s day would involve getting up early and reaching the site walking or hiking as the case may be. Then he maps the area on a graph paper using measuring tape and compass, records every structure that he finds and makes artifacts collection along the way. The day ends with getting back through the trail and settling down in the residential area, sometimes a temporary one. The work continues in the night where one writes report on the findings and recommendations.
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