20 year old female Archaeology student from Reading University
Question 1. In the current economic climate, what made you decide to undertake an archaeology degree?
I first wanted to do history, but a practical form. The economic climate wasn't bad when I applied so money didn't seem an issue at the time.
Question 2. Currently, what do you perceive to be the most significant archaeological find that you have made and why is this?
No specific object, but the site of WF16 in Jordan seems to be the most significant find to me because its a site right on the transition of hunter gatherer to sedentism.
Question 3. What/ where do you see yourself to be in ten years time?
Hopefully not a field archaeologist, though I would like to do it for a bit, Id liked to have specialized by that point.
Question 4. An archaeology student’s degree is multi-disciplinary, sociable and academically challenging. During your time as an archaeology student what has been the most memorable moment within or out of the lecture theatre?
Going to Jordan with Steve Mithen probably. I doubt I'll go back there again and its something I'll always remember.
Question 5. What are you currently doing? (Excavating, working, holidaying etc.)
Currently working as a site assistant at Silchester, then start my third year at Reading University.
Question 6. What are your thoughts and feelings about commercial archaeology?
Question 7. Has your perception of archaeology on TV changed since you undertook your degree? (E.g. Time team, meet the ancestors, Bonekickers).
I never liked archaeology TV programs. I hated time team when I was little and still do. If I watch anything nowadays, I usually switch it off quite quickly because its of no interest to me. Prehistory is my interest and that doesn't usually bring up the ratings.