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Janice Friesen
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Becoming an Archaeologist
By Janice Friesen    July 13, 2007 -- 07:13 AM

Today I was going to show you some pictures from the work in the museum, but I had to get permission and so I think I will be able to put them in here on Monday.  I thought it might be interesting to hear about how someone decided to become an archaeologist.


Nancy Bookidis did not like school, but she always knew that she wanted to be an archaeologist. As a child she liked to dig and find things and to draw.  She was always very interested in history.  Because of that she did keep going to school until she got her doctorate. She spent time working and learning at archaeological digs rather than in the classroom. She said that she didnít even know how to choose the right college, she just went where people she knew recommended that she go! Now she is a famous archaeologist.  For many years before she retired she was the curator of the museum at Corinth.  She is retired now, but she still continues doing lots of important work her at Corinth.


I have never thought of becoming an archaeologist, have you? One of the most interesting things to me is that she didnít really like school.  She would rather be out doing something.


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By Sister Susie      July 15, 2007 -- 12:28 PM
Being an archeologist has absolutely no interest to me, but I admire Nancy for sticking with school even though she didn't like it. And that was a long time of sticking with it to get a doctorate. I also like learning about archeology from people who do like to do it and make it sound interesting.

What kind of candy do archeologists like? --Rock Candy? (hee hee - I made that up myself and cracked myself up!)

By Barbara      July 13, 2007 -- 09:28 AM
I always thought it would be exciting to be an archeologist. Guess after watching all the Indiana Jones movies I thought it was just like that. I love history and ancient history is intriguing. Going on digs takes patience. Thank you for including information from Nancy.