22 year old female student archaeologist from Oxford
Question 1. In the current economic climate, what made you decide to undertake an archaeology degree?
Economy was fine when I did it. Had always been interested in archaeology.
Question 2. Currently, what do you perceive to be the most significant archaeological find that you have made and why is this?
Early Roman imports from Silchester.
Question 3. What/ where do you see yourself to be in ten years time?
Lecturer in archaeology.
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?
Probably doing fieldwork in Herculaneum, sorting samples from a Roman sewer.
Question 5. What are you currently doing? (Excavating, working, holidaying etc.)
Starting a PhD in October on early Roman plant remains from Silchester. Working on the screme team at Silchester, then going travelling.
Question 6. What are your thoughts and feelings about commercial archaeology?
Heard a lot about the bad side, going for academia as it seems a better option - more security.
Question 7. Has your perception of archaeology on TV changed since you undertook your degree? (E.g. Time team, meet the ancestors, Bonekickers).
No, seems equally rubbish. As I learn more about archaeology the quality seems worse