Anthropological Science

Anthropological Science is about the application of scientific techniques to anthropology.

Anthropology (and archaeology) concerns the origins and evolution of humans and human societies.

Studying in this area involves learning about scientific techniques such as radiocarbon dating, DNA analysis, and forensic investigations of fossils and human and animal remains, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Forensic archaeologist
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • History teacher
  • Science teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

144% of national
median earnings


Employment

60%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
30%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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