Laurynn Pattison

Nature of Work

Tasks: search for and dig up artifacts at dig sites/ clean, restore, and study uncovered artifacts/ work with anthropologists to draw conclusions about societies/ write reports on findings/may catalogue and conserve collections in museums; Work: work for colleges, museums, governments, and private companies/ professors work long hours/ a lot of research is done indoors, in labs, libraries, and museums/ fieldwork is done outdoors,often in remote locations/ digging for artifacts is physically tiring; Conditions: work long hours/ spend long periods of time away from home/ work in all weather conditions/ lots of writing and research; Abilities: writing skills/ communication skills/ logical/ patient/ curious


Michigan Technological University - Houghton, MI

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

To become an Archaeologist, you will have to complete at least a master's degree







International Languages

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Personal Impression

Best Parts: I love to learn about history and about anything that has to do with history. I also like to learn about science and anything that has to do with science. I also love to write about things.

Worst Parts: Math is sometimes difficult for me.

Values: Adventure, because I get to see new places and see things that I have never seen before/ Wisdom, because I get to learn more about different things that happened a long time ago


median income for archaeologist is about $56,000 a year, with most earnings between $32,000 and $90,000

Earnings in Michigan: the outlook is low so most likely won't get a job as one in Michigan