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  Archaeology is the systematic study of the ‘now extinct societies’ through excavation analysis, and interpretation of artifacts and other remains. It includes instruction in archaeological theory, field and dating methods, conservation, and cultural and physical evolution.
  The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is an active employer. You can also opt for jobs in museums, research institutions, the travel and tourism industry or work with bodies like Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) or INTACH. Private collectors also avail of the services of archaeologists.
  Specialisations include epigraphy (deciphering ancient inscriptions), numismatics (the study of old coins, etc), restoration and conservation of ancient monuments, heritage sites and artifacts. Preserving our rich and diverse heritage is of utmost importance. And heritage can be protected only when you share your knowledge with the people living in the surrounding areas and co-opt them in the conservation effort.   Bachelors in archaeology is offered at the following universities: 

 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi 
 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar, 
 Kurukshetra University 
  Bangalore University
  Mangalore University 
  University of Madras, Chennai 
  M.S. University Baroda  
  Calcutta University  




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