My entry for Day of Archaeology has been posted on their website.
Day of Archaeology is an event intended to highlight the real work of archaeologists on a summer’s day every year. Archaeologists from all around the world share their day in the office whether that office be literal or an open field.
It so happens that neither am I careering around a hot field doing my day job of geophysics, nor am I penned in my office scratching my head over accounts. I am in Rome, at home, at my desk surrounded by a pile of books and carefully weighted down papers as my fan is rotating so fast it sounds as if I am aboard a World War Two Spitfire. I am doing my PhD.
You may now pick yourself up off the floor, dust yourself down and pop your jaw back into the closed position. I know, I know. I haven’t touched my PhD since 2009 and getting back into it is no mean feat but it’s great and I am so incredibly proud and honoured to be able to be doing research on such an amazing site as Pompeii.
click to read My entry for Day of Archaeology 2013