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WORLD DIGGERS DAY 1st Feb 2012
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For all those great, under-appreciated archaeologists out there during these winter months, we salute you!

All those tepid cups of tea and vaguely warm shelter we find in site huts will all be worth it once the summer months arrive, or if you are from the 'otherside' (Southern Hemisphere that is) you are gently cooking in your hi-viz as you dream of the cooler months ahead.

Well in your honour February 1st 2012 is Word Diggers Day.
http://www.facebook.com/events/336104836400942/
Sign up now.

As a sign of unity/protest or just plain silliness I propose, that on the 1st of February 2012, everyone could change their Facebook profile pictures to an image of Indiana Jones, the face of ?Archaeology? itself!

'Why Indi?' I hear you cry! Well, the reason for this whip cracking professor is simple - He is known the world over as an 'Archaeologist' (get over it!) you could put up pictures of your self or other archaeological heroes but here a WDD we are pretty sure most of us do that most of the time already.

Every one with Indiana Jones as their profile picture would make others realise something is going on and perhaps salute you for your commitment to the dream that most people have.

Alternatively, stick up this ready to use Indiana with the WDD logo. ( get it here )

On the 1st February Change your status to something archaeology related? A quote from a book, a film, or something clever.

Let us know what you do - come along to
http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Digg...8011600657

Download and print out the A4 WDD Logo. What you do with it is up to you, (within reason!) then upload a photo of onto site.

http://www.facebook.com/events/336104836400942/

Come all you diggers and shovelbums, you fieldworkers and archaeologists - whatever you want to call yourself - this is your day!
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#2
Sorry I don't do facebook but I promise to put something relating to said festival of muck rakers into my blog on that day -with Indi.

I think these movies are massive!! Even the mad last one with the UFO stuff!!

It's so close to the reality of everyday archaeology it's frightening.
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#3
Well I for one will be putting a photo of a real archaeologist on my profile - might even be me!!
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#4
AS long as you do wear our hat and whip Kevin Wink
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#5
So I have to wear BAJRs hat and whip Kevin? interesting offer}Smile
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BAJR Wrote:'Why Indi?' I hear you cry! Well, the reason for this whip cracking professor is simple - He is known the world over as an 'Archaeologist' (get over it!) you could put up pictures of your self or other archaeological heroes but here a WDD we are pretty sure most of us do that most of the time already.

I'm going for a picture of Phil Harding (in hat) with a walnut whip.
D. Vader
Senior Consultant

Vader Maull & Palpatine
Archaeological Consultants

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of Tony Robinson.
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#7
I think it might be better for WDD to represent the diversity of type of modern day archaeologists, rather than go for the Indian Jones 'stereotype'......that bad choice is surely a bit like representing ethnic diversity, by suggesting it should be symbolised by a golliwog!!
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#8
oh no not another silhouette on a spoil heap
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#9
I say we go for broke on this one - an Indiana Jones golliwog - with a pig under his arm just so as we Irish don't feel excluded.

(And thanks for message Mr Prentice.)
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#10
Quote: AS long as you do wear our hat and whip Kevin

As a facebook friend of Mr W can I request that the hat and whip are in addtion to other clothes rather than a complete outfit!! }Smile
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