Field Archaeologist

Last Date Of Application: 
Job reference: 
HC/644/Field Archaeologist/ Cultural Heritage
Employment Type: 
Full time
About the Job: 

Field Archaeologist performs survey and excavation activities as well as documentation and report writing before, during and after these activities.



  • Surveying sites using a variety of methods, including field walking
  • Recording and documenting heritage assets using QM Survey guidelines
  • Performing Watching Brief


  • Working on field excavations as part of a team
  • Using a range of excavation equipment
  • Planning and managing an excavation
  • Supervising and guiding untrained workers
  • Recording archaeological data using QM Excavation Forms
  • Producing, compiling and maintaining archaeological data
  • Recording and pre-classifying finds
  • Managing the cleaning of bulk finds (pottery, bones etc.) on site
  • Taking measurements with total station
  • Drawing sketches, plans and sections according to QM Guidelines
  • Entering data daily into the excavation database

 Office work:

  •         Entering data into Qatar Cultural Heritage Information Management System (QCHIMS)
  •         Analysing and interpreting archaeological data
  •         Managing photographs (archiving and renaming photographs)
  •         Using computer applications, such as GIS to record heritage assets
  •         Producing desk based assessments
  •         Writing internal reports

Producing and publishing scientific excavation reports

About The Applicant: 

Master degree in Near Eastern or Gulf archaeology with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience as field archaeologist

Advanced knowledge about archaeological documentation methodology

Advanced knowledge about Gulf archaeology

Work experience in the Middle East or the Gulf is desirable

Must be fluent both in Arabic and English.