“Aside from criminology, I’d say archaeology has the highest body count.” ― Jarod Kintz, $3.33
“The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it, and carries it further back into remote antiquity.” ― Bal Gangadhar Tilak, The Arctic Home in the Vedas
Two for one quote day!
In a countryside a long, long time ago, in a world not that far away, lived a young woman who loved ancient history and Indiana Jones.
Seriously – how can you NOT want to be an archaeologist!
Can you FEEL that!
My maiden name is Jones.
I have a degree in Archaeology (and my first degree is Anthropology/Classical Studies) – my classmates and friends used to call me Gwendiana Jones. I’m not joking.
I know, Indy, Crazy!
When I hear of new discovers, I still get a rush of excitement to find out more details.
Then cue life – right out of left field. A controlling fiancé turned husband, children, divorce, a new marriage, responsibilities – you know, life.
For several years I have been fighting a fog of depression, anxiety, stress, and illness.
Whip that shit!
I started a new program with a WONDERFUL nutritionist at Sculpt Fredericton named Allison Hill. She is da bomb!
In the last week I have already gained more energy and joy than I have in the past several YEARS! I have had happy moments, don’t get me wrong, but this time I actually FEEL it inside of me instead of a deep, dark hole.
What does that have to do with Archaeology? Nothing really – except for the joy and excitement. My life isn’t over, not by a long shot. I have always said that I still have time.
You never know – maybe one day, I’ll hear someone call me Doctor after all, while I am digging in a remote location looking for my next big find.
I know it’s not as it is portrayed in film and on TV – oh trust me I know (I loved creating a topographic map of a site I dug on, very cool). But all the things people think of as tedious in the career – I LOVE. I LOVE cataloguing and holding items. I LOVE taking my time, clearing off objects – it’s my Zen.
Thanks for the inspiration, Indy.
No matter where the series goes, Harrison Ford will always be Indiana to me.
Aqua – Doctor Jones