There are two main venues through which archaeologists in Israel can find full time positions: the Israel Antiquities Authority (Reshut Ha’Atikot) and at universities and colleges (michlalot). Most of the digs that are currently underway are conducted by the Antiquities Authority for “Chafirot Hatzalah”, required digs prior to new building/road development to identify and avoid damage to undiscovered antiquities.

Generally, limited funding is available for archaeological research, and there are not many paid positions. Most archaeologists choose to supplement their archaeological work with a second income. Many choose to teach or become tour guides.

You may find this Jerusalem Post article about archaeology in Jerusalem very interesting!

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