Short Discovery Channel Video: It’s “Cool” to be an Archaeologist

A brief interview with professional archaeologist Matthew Cochran. Key quote:

There’s very little romance in this… It makes for good party stories, but there’s ticks and snakes periodically, and it’s hot.  But it’s fun.

No romance?? With dirt & dust, broken pots & jars, heavy rocks, filthy clothes, high temps, ancient sewers and no Ark of the Covenant?? He’s right about all of this, however – though my experience did not involve ticks and snakes, but rather the threat of scorpions. (I never actually saw any.)

And it is fun, especially when you understand the meaning to what you are digging up. You may view the 2-1/2 minute video here.

HT: Explorator (David Meadows)

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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