How do you prepare for an archaeological dig?

How do you prepare for an archaeological dig?

Check into necessary vaccinations and have thorough physical and dental examinations. Identify your need for health and travel insurance. Some expeditions provide the former; you should know, however, what facilities will be available in the event that you require medical treatment.

What do you wear to an archaeological dig?

Comfortable, durable pants with lots of pockets are a must. High waisted pants were also suggested, and will certainly protect against the dreaded archaeologists’ tan.

Why do archaeologists use toothbrushes?

If the archaeology is very delicate and complicated, such as human remains, then sometimes tiny instruments like a dentist’s probe and a toothbrush can be used as well. Brushes are used to clean the surfaces of finds, and to tidy up dirt ready to take photographs.

How do geologists dress?

In general, one can confidently say that the attire of a geologist is typically “outdoorsy.” Most geologists are usually garbed in outdoor clothing and hiking gear. Even when indoors and in class. In fact, a lot of students today sport the outdoorsy clothing look, no matter what the occasion.

Where do geologists work?

Geologists work in a variety of settings. These include: natural resource companies, environmental consulting companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and universities. Many geologists do field work at least part of the time. Others spend their time in laboratories, classrooms or offices.

What do you wear for field work?

Fleece Running Tights or Long Underwear: They are warm on their own, but you can also wear them under pants, which allows for layering – the key to being comfortable in the field. I prefer fleece running tights over long underwear or other under-layers because you can wear them on their own.

What does a wildlife biologist wear?

Warm clothes (e.g., field pants, wool sweater, fleece jacket, hat) Winter parka. Insulated boots (e.g., Sorel type) Thermal underwear.

What shoes should I wear for field work?

Hiking boots are probably the most important member of your outdoor footwear collection. As fieldwork can be intense and in very rough terrain, a good protection of your ankles is advisable. Besides the solid look, they give you also good grip on a slippery substrate and in general makes outdoor life easier.

How can I get a geology job with no experience?

While you could find a job without any experience, most employers prefer candidates who have spent time in the field, so look for opportunities to work while studying to help you stand out in the job market. You can find internships while you are still in school to learn alongside professional geologists.