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Becoming an Archaeologist - newish Book
#11
I've got the body of a twenty-five year old.



And I'm not telling anyone where I buried it.

(Ah, the old ones eh...?)
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#12
P Prentice Wrote:i'm sure in a previous thread that you mentioned having a girlfriend

these two statements conflict surely

With which bit? The pony tail or the age?

Besides........didn't you know that

'Hi, I'm an archaeologist'

Is a great chat up line?
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#13
Jack Wrote:With which bit? The pony tail or the age?

Besides........didn't you know that

'Hi, I'm an archaeologist'

Is a great chat up line?

no - i'm in the AA
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#14
Afraid Jack's right, it's even worked for me!.....probably similarly briefly :face-crying:
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#15
Thanks Vulpes... This is one I would like to read... and digest..

I was interested to see the front cover was of a blue sky foreign land, though the book is talking mainly about Commercial archaeology pathways. As he says, there is little written about it - and perhaps it has to be.

I am going to download this for my kindle and have a read.

for more on teh remarkable Mr Flatman...
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/people/staff/flatman
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#16
i thought having any job could get you laid up north - though not with a pony tail obviously
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#17
P Prentice Wrote:i thought having any job could get you laid up north - though not with a pony tail obviously


Nah. A tray of pies and a cheeky grin usually works Wink
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#18
Being at the front of a city-centre taxi queue on a Friday night can make one strangely attractive...... }Smile
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#19
I would rush out and buy this, but... will the content of this book still be relevent and pertinent in 5 years time when I will hopefully be finishing a degree? I think I need to wait for some more reviews.
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#20
I would imagine in 5 years time you might be able to find it on the shelves of the University library...!!

..... but you raise an interesting point. How long do such books stay relevant?. I have in my bookcase similar archaeology 'career' guidance books by Wheeler, Kenyon, Webster, Grimes and 'technique' manuals by Barker et al. All of which are still great reads, but none of which I would say are 100% relevant to today's archaeological job market (Although maybe in 5 years time, the 'Big Society' could have pushed some of them back into relevance!!) I would also recommend Paul Everill's 'Invisible Diggers' book for a very pertinent overview of the state of archaeology as a profession and one that probably will not date as quickly or as badly, starting as it does from a very lowly position....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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