A day on a dig in Jordan

After having reblogged two posts, I thought I should treat you to a little something original: a new adventure in the Day in the Life of an Archaeologist chronicle! You can now read about a day in my life… on my very first dig! Enjoy a day at Tell Madaba, Jordan; it’s available from the menu.

Day in the life of an archaeologist

A fun new chronicle is now available on An Archaeologist’s Diary: Day in the life of an archaeologist!  The title is inspired by my favourite Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” and the chronicle gives a detailed account of a day in my life as an archaeologist. Today, I am offering you a glimpse of a day during my first ever archaeological season in Sudan, back in 2000, at the Royal City of Meroe (now on the UNESCO World Heritage list).  Enjoy!

How do I become an archaeologist?


Another chronicle has been added to An Archaeologist’s Diary: How do I become an archaeologist? That very question (actually, “how do I become an Egyptologist?”) is the reason why I created the original An Archaeologist’s Diary back in 2002. Please do keep in mind that what you will read in this chronicle are merely ideas to consider when thinking about a career in archaeology, not strict guidelines to follow to become an archaeologist.

Click on ‘How do I become an archaeologist?‘ in the menu and follow the links on that page to fully explore the chronicle. Enjoy!

Tweaking here and there…


What is Archaeology? had been bugging me the last few days. I didn’t like the fact that the drop down-menu took readers directly to sub-pages and completely by-passed the actual What is Archaeology? page.  There are paragraphs on that page that introduce each of the various sections–Before the dig, During the dig and After the dig–and bring context to them.  (You’ll hear archaeologists talk about context all the time: artefacts mean nothing if not associated with their original archaeological context.  The same goes for pretty much anything in this world. Without context we don’t know how to interpret things…)

In any case, I have removed the drop-down menu for that particular chronicle.  Now you simply click on the title bar and you will be taken to the main page, which includes links (that open up in a different tab or window, for your convenience) for you to browse.  I have also added a few images here and there.

I hope this works better for you… it sure works better for me!