29 year old male Archaeologist from Brighton
Question 1. In the current economic climate, what made you decide to undertake an archaeology degree?
I was not influenced by the economic climate. I knew that I wanted to be an archaeologist and did not let fear of always being poor deter me. I am such a fool!
Question 2. Currently, what do you perceive to be the most significant archaeological find that you have made and why is this?
The first ever skeleton I found was quite significant. It was during the Oxford castle moat excavations. The person had very clear evidence of being used in anatomy experiments - presumably by medical students at the University in the 1640's.
Question 3. What/ where do you see yourself to be in ten years time?
As a project manager
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?
Graduation, it was such a relief.
Question 5. What are you currently doing? (Excavating, working, holidaying etc.)
Working as a surveyor for Archaeology South East
Question 6. What are your thoughts and feelings about commercial archaeology?
I hate it, but it is a necessary evil. Sites get butchered, but at least they are recorded.
Question 7. Has your perception of archaeology on TV changed since you undertook your degree? (E.g. Time team, meet the ancestors, Bonekickers).
No, but it did when I started working in commercial archaeology.