21 year old male Archaeology Student from Luton
Question 1. In the current economic climate, what made you decide to undertake an archaeology degree?
I was interested in history but wanted to do something practical. After 4 weeks at a dig (Silchester) I changed from Ancient History and Archaeology to single honors Archaeology.
Question 2. Currently, what do you perceive to be the most significant archaeological find that you have made and why is this?
This year I found a semi-complete later 1st century butt beaker vessel at the bottom of a roadside ditch. It shows the system of trade in Pre-Roman Britain.
Question 3. What/ where do you see yourself to be in ten years time?
In ten years time I hope to be in Archaeology either field or academic.
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?
My most memorable moment as an archaeologist was excavating an early Roman Rubbish pit at Silchester.
Question 5. What are you currently doing? (Excavating, working, holidaying etc.)
I am currently excavating at Silchester.
Question 6. What are your thoughts and feelings about commercial archaeology?
I feel I would enjoy commercial archaeology but would miss the academic side.
Question 7. Has your perception of archaeology on TV changed since you undertook your degree? (E.g. Time team, meet the ancestors, Bonekickers).
I have realized how leading an selective the archaeology is.