A working profile: The changing face of professional archaeology in Australia

27th April 2013

Sean Ulm, Geraldine Mate, Cameo Dalley and Stephen Nichols

Results from comprehensive surveys of Australian professional archaeologists undertaken in 2005 and 2010 are considered in the context of disciplinary trends, focusing on changes in access and participation, archaeological workplaces, qualifications and skill gaps. Strong growth is demonstrated in the professional archaeology sector between 2005 and 2010, showing substantial restructuring in the last five years, with an increase in Indigenous archaeology and a corresponding decrease in other subfields, especially historical  archaeology. An analysis of self-assessed skill sets and skill gaps shows that the training of many professionals continues to leave significant gaps in core skill and knowledge areas which are consistent across industry subfields.

Sean Ulm, Geraldine Mate, Cameo Dalley and Stephen Nichols
A working profile: The changing face of professional archaeology in Australia
June 2013
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34-43
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