Ask the Experts

Our Experts, who have volunteered to share their time and information, include researchers, university professors, AIA Board members, ancient art historians, field archaeologists, museum specialists, architectural historians, and more – all with specialized knowledge of specific ancient cultures and subjects.

We have created a catalogue of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). In the FAQ section are answers to some of the questions archaeologists are most often asked, arranged by topic. If you want to know the meaning of a particular archaeological term, please check our online Glossary.

If you cannot find an answer in the FAQ, please leave a comment! Please be patient, since our volunteer archaeologists are sometimes excavating, teaching, or otherwise occupied, and may not be able to respond immediately.


I want to be an archaeologist

I'm 32 & I am a single parent. I recently completed an Information Technology degree. I choose IT because it is the field I'm working in, and the work has always come naturally and been easy for me. But ultimately, it isn't what I want to do with my life. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become an archaeologist. I think I may have waited too long to pursue my dream. My question is  - when is it too late to start? My life would require some sort of online degree program or waiting until my daughter is out of college herself. 

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