In case you don’t all know, I have a degree in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology. Last Saturday I began my third season of working with an Archaeological field school in Southwest Washington. I wanted to share some of what I do with all of you, and give you an idea of what sorts of things archaeologists do.
A lot of people get most of their knowledge about archaeology from movies, and I’m afraid that reality is rarely quite so dramatic. We don’t get chased by Nazis (Though some projects occasionally do encounter various rebels, insurgents, looters, and other potentially dangerous folk). We don’t use whips, though we do get to wear cool hats. Really, you’re not a real archaeologist unless you have a cool hat 😉
There are many shows on tv on the National Geographic Channel, and others like it, but they usually just show you the…
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