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Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
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American Indian Policy Specialist, Archaeologist, Research Anthropologist, Applied Anthropologist, Curator, Research Archaeologist, Applied Cultural Anthropologist, Forensic Anthropologist
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- Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
- History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
- Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics; SAS; The MathWorks MATLAB; Wolfram Research Mathematica
- Data base user interface and query software — Archeological Sites Management Information System ASMIS; Genealogy software; Microsoft Access; Structured query language SQL
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; GE Healthcare ImageQuant TL; Graphics software
- Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software; Trimble Pathfinder Office
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
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