British archaeologist, fond of broken pots and stones.
I work for a local government Archaeology service, in the West Midlands. I’m part of the outreach team, and I’m also one of the Finds Archaeologists. This means I spend part of my time processing and analysing archaeological artefacts, and much of the rest trying to explain why it’s interesting and why it matters to young children, interested adults, uninterested adults and anyone who happens to fall within earshot.
I used to dig a lot of holes for a living. I still dig holes, but now I also spend much of my time in the Finds Room/office/classroom. Although some of my joints don’t function too well and archaeology is undoubtedly a factor, it’s mostly because I discovered that there are fun ways to be an archaeologist that don’t have to involve contracting trench foot.
If you want to know more, take a look at my academia.edu page.