Sometimes You Should Just Jump

To those considering an archaeological internship in Turkey, here are some things you should know. I never thought I’d actually do something like this, and I’m so happy I did. It was an amazing experience. It got me out of my comfort zone and hopefully into my future...

“I don’t know and that’s cool,” TH

There are so many things that I don’t know. There are so many things that no one really knows, and so many things that no one wants to know. But one thing I now know, is that it is okay to not know. In fact, it’s great to not know something because then you have the...

Just Keep Digging

There aren’t many similarities between Indiana Jones and me, and that’s probably a good thing. His experiences with archaeology are much different than my own. Even though I work in a pit, I haven’t had any snakes yet. Although I do wear a hat, it’s not nearly as cool...

This site is a bottomless pit—literally.

     Over the last 8 days, I’ve learned that chucking a rock of a cliff as far as you possibly can is a very satisfying (although slightly terrifying) experience. I’d like to think I’m getting stronger with every bucket of rocks and dirt. At least, I hope I am,...

I’m Really Digging This

I’ve spent less than 48 hours in Turkey and I’ve loved every minute. Yes, even waking up at 5am to dig for hours in the hot sun, to hack at a root system until it’s out of the ground, and yes, even with the extreme humidity. This whole experience is amazing and every...