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)