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Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Anyone else have a interest in Archaeology?


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Um not really, but tell me more about it?????


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Well i love it!
Its so much fun, but also so much hard work :D


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But what is it???? what do you do? Is it where you dust up the old ancient things??


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Yip, you dig up things and play with trowels and brushes :) Also carry tons of buckets, sifting through tons of sand, removing bushes and so on.

That's just a little breakdown :)


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Ok thats exactly One of the things I wanted to be when I was small!!!! That and the thing I wanted to be most of all was a dentist...

archaeology sounds so cool!!!!! What got you interested?


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
I donno, since I can remember that's what I wanted to do :) Well that and a Astronaut :P


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Oooh you wanted to be such interesting things!!!
I never wanted to be a teacher because my mother was one... she was a grade one teacher that opened her own playschool and gindergarden whatever thingy when I was born so I was basicly born in a school and only got out in after college...
I really badly wanted to be a dentist, but I couldnt master science... go figure


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Well do you still want to be a dentist?


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Are you on LibraryThing Lu? They have an archeology group there: http://www.librarything.com/groups/ar...
It's not very active, but they also have an Ancient History group that seems to have daily activity. It's here: http://www.librarything.com/groups/an...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Ty Lauren, I'm not actually, will go check it out! :)


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I do, but I still dont get science, you know the whole table thingy... I'm studying Psychology now, its another interest, and my minor subject that I love is criminology


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Criminology and Psychology sound really interesting!!


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Oh it is!!!! I want to become a criminol psychologist...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
You go for it!


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Thanks Lu! Your a great friend. :)
When I was a little girl, my dad had a lazy boy chair, and I would tilt him backwards and play dentist with him hehe...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Lol I can just imagine you doing that!

I on the other hand am deadly afraid of dentists! So if you were one, I might not speak to you :P


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Hahahaha...
Nope, I had a pretty cool dentist when I was small, Dr Smook, he use to show us all his tools, he was older than my parents and very kind, so he would use the electric brushes and things on my hand first and demonstrate what it would to first, he would also let me watch when he worked on my brother...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Wish I had a nice dentist when I was young :( They all hurt me!


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Ah shame, and thats why most children are afraid of them


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith My sister once tried to bite her dentist (she couldn't stand them either). After that I think he was afraid of her...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
i should try that :P


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hahaha funny story!!!
No, I like going to the dentist...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
I started a Archaeology blog, if anyone has a interest in it: http://thearchaeologistandthetrowel.b...


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Ok dumb question, but as I do just want to state to everyone, me and technology, we just dont mix so well, I kind of know what it is, and I've heard what its about and all, but what EXACTLY is a blog???? And Twitter? I do Facebook and thats about it...


message 26: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith what EXACTLY is a blog???? And Twitter? "

A blog is a 'web log' - it's basically an online journal that you share with, well, anyone on the net I guess. The content is entirely your choice - you can write about your day to day experience, use it to post book reviews, write about events or projects, etc.

Some people use it for professional reasons. I know of two books that were written using blogs. Some authors have blogs, and talk about their travelling experiences, new books, etc. Other blogs are about awareness eg. a feminist blog about empowering young women.

I'm less sure about Twitter as I haven't used it, but I've heard it referred to as 'microblogging'. It's like facebook, except that you just use it for 140-character status updates. But I might be wrong.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks Lauren! That does explain it more :)
My problem is that I'm so afraid that mine might look like white paper with black writing on it... haha, I'm not so good with the decorating of things like that "linking" stuff and blah blah blah


message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith No problem Niecole :)

I don't think you'd have to worry about what the site looks like. You don't have to design your own site from scratch. You can just use a blogging site like Wordpress and then just add your own pictures and so on. They will also have instructions for placing pictures, using code for italics or links, etc. It's not too complicated.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
To answer the Twitter question, Its just status updates, and other people commenting on it. And that's it. I find it pretty boring myself.

Ah Niecole you don't need to worry about your blog not looking nice.

Blogger.com is sooo easy, they hep you choose a layout and colours and so on. If you ever decide to start one I'll help you :)

Loving Blogging by the way! (Maybe a bit too much tho :P)


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Cool, I'm writing down Wordpress right now :)
Thanks so much Lauren! I feel like such an idiot for not knowing how hehe


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Ooh ok wrote down Blogger.com now as well, thanks Lu!!!! Sorry for taking over your thread like this :).
You guys are the best!


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Hehe you thread-hijacker :P


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Boo :( I know... But I couldnt help it :)
And at least you were nice enough to help me :) I really appreciate that! :):):):):) See, smileys just for you


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
:D


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Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments I do have an interest in biblical archaeology and would love to visit the British Museum in London, they have quite alot of information regarding the Assyrians.


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Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I'm an archaeologist and my area of interest is Mexico. It isn't as much fun as you think it is, but it is very interesting.
@Emma: don't get your hopes up for the Britisch Museum. I'v been there like three years ago and I thougt it was a dissapointment. They do have some great middle eastern reliefs, but the other stuff like the Elgin marbles and the mummies are a let down. If you like middle eastern stuff then your best bet is Berlin. At the Pergamon Museum they have great stuff. Some times it's a replica but it really takes you back to that era and the artefacts at the British Museum barely scratches the surface and leaves you hanging.


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Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments Barbara wrote: "I'm an archaeologist and my area of interest is Mexico. It isn't as much fun as you think it is, but it is very interesting.
@Emma: don't get your hopes up for the Britisch Museum. I'v been there..."


I am sorry I ddint reply sooner Barbara, I didnt see your reply and have been busy of late. Thankyou for the information..what a fascinating subject.

My parents went to Mexico a few years back to (forgive my spelling) chichenitza)?? They enjoyed it very much. Is that the your area of interest?


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
My latest excavation.

Here is a pic of me with a cheesy grin and my hat that isn't properly on :P

Photobucket


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Going on excavation again on Tuesday. Will be gone until the 31st. I'm going to "live blog" from the field. If anyone is interested, I will post the photo's here:

Website - http://archaeologyatup.co.za/ - On the right
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyA...
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ArchaeologyatUP
Instagram - @archaeologyatup

Hey and if you guys want to follow/like any of those pages you would be helping me out :P

I will miss the group while I'm gone. Please don't burn it down too much :)


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I'm going to miss you Lu!!!
Have fun and please come back safe :)


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
Thank you :)

I'm back! Missed you all!


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome back Lu!!!!
I missed you too!!!
How did everything go? Did you have an awesome time?


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
I did have an awesome time! Except for the bladder infection, flu and dehydration I got. lol

I'll post some pics soon :)


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Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Oh, no. Field trips are the best, but being sick sucks. At least you weren't air lifted out of Moz with malaria like one of our herpetologists.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12566 comments Mod
The silver lining! :)


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Lol hell of a silver lining that one :)


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