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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: A Glimpse into the life of an archaeologist Reply with quote

http://www.theonion.com/articles/archaeologist-tired-of-unearthing-unspeakable-anci%2C1448/

Seriously, if I had a penny for every time this has happened to me, I would make more than through being paid to do the archaeology in the first place haha!
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha:) Gotta love The Onions view on the world

How are you Rach anyway? Still doing your conservation masters? How's it going?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beats trans-dimensional beings I guess

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/celebrity/harrison-ford-forgets-he-was-in-fourth-indiana-jones-movie-201105313881/


You know you two, we never did our next meet up sorted :O
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Helen - I am still studying conservation, got another year to go. I have two work placements lined up over the summer: at a museum in London and another in Reykjavik, Iceland. I am really looking forward to both. I am in for a hectic summer Smile

Yeah - we need to organise our next meet up! Unfortunately due to the aforementioned work placements I will not be in your neck of the woods until mid-September Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Rach *Jealous*
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first week went well Smile Although commuting in London is horrible! Especially as I am using the Northern line which is supposed to be the worst one...But the museum work makes up for the commute. I am relly enjoying the work (although when you try to explain it to other people it sounds really boring! For example I spent this week cleaning iron C17th candlesticks after they had been on display before putting them back in the store, I made a transport package for a Viking spearhead [which had to be custom made to fit the spearhead perfectly - this took nearly a whole day!] and have started cleaning some iron objects that have been dug up from a wet area so are really filthy...it may sound lame to everyone else but I am enjoying it).

Hmm...perhaps whilst I am in London some form of area51 London branch get together is necessary?!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally find archeology fascinating. You never know what little bit of engraving or carving is going to dispel centuries of conclusions about a culture.

I'm thinking now about a find that listed which people had paid taxes once upon a time. Included on the list were a group mentioned in the Bible - the Hittites, whom scholars believed either did not actually exist or were too small to count. I'm fuzzy on the details.

My point is somebody brushed off a piece of clay or papyrus and turned scholarship upsidedown. That's COOL!!! Wink Very Happy
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