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: archaeologysucks things I have seen adult, professional archaeologists do, on the clock Eat a worm Chant "EAT IT! EAT IT! EAT IT!" Launch water balloons across the site at the portable toilet when someone was using it Back the work vehicle up against the door of the portable toilet to trap someone inside . ."Gently" tap the crew vehicle in front of them with the bumper of their vehicle Discreetly vomit in the bushes due to hangover Intentionally run over roadkill while laughing maniacally "Moon" the work camera Topless Day .Throw a co-worker into the bog of water-screening run-off sludge .Flint-knap right next to a test unit Chase one another around with a dildo they found (and then bag it as an "artifact" and send it back to the lab) Draw a smiley face on their hardhat in their own blood Write off a shovel probe because there was a horse standing on the spot that wouldn't move Yell out, "I peed on a snake! :D" Have a shovel fight. . . . raedusoleil I can't help but imagine some hapless screenwriter who has been slogging along and hates their script, and reads this, and suddenly trashes the old script and starts working on an archaeology rom-com because what they just read was the written version of an epic trailer for just such a film archaeologysucks Yes. Good. Go do it For the record, l've heard second-hand stories about archaeologists doing many much worse and/or more disgusting things than this, and I've seen them do way worse things off the clock These kinds of shenanigans tend to be symptomatic of larger crews and longer projects. The more archaeologists you put together in one place for the greater span of time, the worse their behavior gets. We are a bad influence on each other shit-archaeologists-say Can confirm about the "long periods of time" bit. When I started my job everyone was relatively professional but there was jokes and stuff 6 months in to the year and a half project things started to devolve and we're saying shit like "can we not talk about cannibalism again" and "stop changing the desktops backgrounds to weird Nicolas Cage photoshops" archaeologistproblems The other day I was driving up to a remote site with my co-worker, who l worked with on a very dirty and dusty cemetery exhumation about two years ago. She was eating a butter tart as we drove and accidentally dropped it on the (very dirty) floor of my truck. When I apologized that the truck wasn't cleaner, she shrugged, picked up the tart, said, "It's fine, I've accidentally eaten people dust," and ate the tart 7,638 notes
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: archaeologysucks things I have seen adult, professional archaeologists do, on the clock Eat a worm Chant "EAT IT! EAT IT! EAT IT!" Launch water balloons across the site at the portable toilet when someone was using it Back the work vehicle up against the door of the portable toilet to trap someone inside . ."Gently" tap the crew vehicle in front of them with the bumper of their vehicle Discreetly vomit in the bushes due to hangover Intentionally run over roadkill while laughing maniacally "Moon" the work camera Topless Day .Throw a co-worker into the bog of water-screening run-off sludge .Flint-knap right next to a test unit Chase one another around with a dildo they found (and then bag it as an "artifact" and send it back to the lab) Draw a smiley face on their hardhat in their own blood Write off a shovel probe because there was a horse standing on the spot that wouldn't move Yell out, "I peed on a snake! :D" Have a shovel fight. . . . raedusoleil I can't help but imagine some hapless screenwriter who has been slogging along and hates their script, and reads this, and suddenly trashes the old script and starts working on an archaeology rom-com because what they just read was the written version of an epic trailer for just such a film archaeologysucks Yes. Good. Go do it For the record, l've heard second-hand stories about archaeologists doing many much worse and/or more disgusting things than this, and I've seen them do way worse things off the clock These kinds of shenanigans tend to be symptomatic of larger crews and longer projects. The more archaeologists you put together in one place for the greater span of time, the worse their behavior gets. We are a bad influence on each other shit-archaeologists-say Can confirm about the "long periods of time" bit. When I started my job everyone was relatively professional but there was jokes and stuff 6 months in to the year and a half project things started to devolve and we're saying shit like "can we not talk about cannibalism again" and "stop changing the desktops backgrounds to weird Nicolas Cage photoshops" archaeologistproblems The other day I was driving up to a remote site with my co-worker, who l worked with on a very dirty and dusty cemetery exhumation about two years ago. She was eating a butter tart as we drove and accidentally dropped it on the (very dirty) floor of my truck. When I apologized that the truck wasn't cleaner, she shrugged, picked up the tart, said, "It's fine, I've accidentally eaten people dust," and ate the tart 7,638 notes
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