Gift Ideas for an Archaeologist

Written by matthew knight
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Artefacts from past societies allow us to look into how they lived and how much different it was compared to now. Archaeologists hunt down these artefacts to preserve them for generations. Gifts for an archaeologist can broaden his knowledge on the subject or help with their excavation of the artefacts.

Archaeology Magazine

A subscription to an archaeology magazine is an ideal gift for the avid archaeologist. It helps her keep up on the latest projects and findings from around the world. Publications such as "Archaeology," "The Maya" and "American Archaeology" are monthly magazines that offer home delivery for a moderate price. A magazine subscription is a gift that keeps giving for an entire year, offering fresh reading material monthly.

Archaeology Book

Archaeology requires a lot of research and reviewing past finds to complete the puzzle of past societies though piecing together artefacts. Archaeology books offer a look into these past societies by detailing past archaeological digs. The details of items found, the location they were found in and landscape of the dig site paints a picture of the area when it was originally inhabited.


An archaeologist uses a variety of tools to excavate a site and preserve artefacts. These tools can range from common hardware store items to custom tools built by fellow archaeologists. You can buy a few small tools and bundle them together to make a gift basket. Small tools can include hand trowels, dirt brushes, excavation spoons, air puffer, dust pan and brick hammer. Many online retailers sell archaeology kits that include all items needed to get started and a convenient carrying case. A gift of a digital camera allows the archaeologist to document his finds, as well as take memorable photos when visiting artefact displays within museums.


Displaying artefacts within the home offers a sense of pride to archaeologists, whose guests can view their finds and interests. A gift of a display case for small items allows the archaeologist to display her favourite small pieces in an attractive manner. You can also buy actual artefacts from throughout the world from online stores, auction sites and local galleries. Items such as pottery, coins, eating utensils, art and personal effects make ideal gifts for display in a home.

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