Male student in his 20s from Reading
Question 1. In the current economic climate, what made you decide to undertake an archaeology degree?
Simply interest in the subject, the economy can fluctuate rapidly so I would prefer to have a stable interest rather than a changing job.
Question 2. Currently, what do you perceive to be the most significant archaeological find that you have made and why is this?
Currently having been on only one dig, then possible a piece of Samian ware with a stamp on it. This can be used to date the feature I found it in.
Question 3. What/ where do you see yourself to be in ten years time?
Either in conservation work for the national trust or working in pathology/ autopsies
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?
Potentially the first few digs I went on confirmed my love for the subject.
Question 5. What are you currently doing? (Excavating, working, holidaying etc.)
Excavating at Silchester Roman town.
Question 6. What are your thoughts and feelings about commercial archaeology?
Intriguing but not something I can see myself entering into personally.
Question 7. Has your perception of archaeology on TV changed since you undertook your degree? (E.g. Time team, meet the ancestors, Bonekickers).
Indeed, having been filmed myself I realize the degree of staging used in the media.