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#1 of 30 Old 04-03-2009, 09:29 PM - Thead Starter
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I am certain that your success as a runner, and in all things is due more to the strength of your fighting spirit than anything else. Seabee
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I know they're different, but anthropology and archeology seemed so cool to me. But, computers ended up being my passion.

What's the job market like? If you're not in education, that is....
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in the field of archaeology there are jobs in museums, and also contract work if an area is stumbled upon in construction. they will stop the construction and bring in archaeologists to asses it as "historically significant"

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But that's not a reliable job though, right?

Still incredibly cool, though. Lots of travel, I guess, if you're good and sought after.
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academia is the main job course for anthropologists

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I thought only Ross from friends did this. Is this a real JOB? smile.gif
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SHows you how much i've watched friends. didn't realize that was his job.

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Well, I think that Ross was a paleontologist (sp?). At least he was in to dinosaurs...
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yes...a lot of people get that confused. anthropologists deal with humans

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I took a great course in college on cultural anthropoloy. The course book was the professor's book from when she lived with a tribe in Fiji. My question would be - what kind of research project for your degree (ms/phd/etc) did you do? What interests you the most?
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Well I have no questions for our resident anthropologist. Crap I feel stupid.
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I'm still working towards it all...i would like to study mayan archaeology or texas anthropology lol
middle eastern, biblical, classical it's all fascinating, but i'm very much interested in meso america.

another cool thing anthropologists can get into is forensic anthropology

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Is there any way that I can ask you a question that in some way illustrates my disdain for dg1?

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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hieroglyphics

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If I was to etch hieroglyphics into dg1's legs, which symbols do you recommend that would be the most humiliating?

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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where did hippies come from?
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Since homo erectus is theorized to have existed for over 1 million years, a frame of time similar to homo sapiens, and had a dispersion on at least 3 continents, why aren't there depictions of comparable gradations of ethnicity in the species in the popular literature?
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good question...the idea is still under scrutiny from those who don't understand it

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I don't understand why people mix that up.

Anyway...when I was a kid in junior high (1973 or so) one of my best friend's dad was the head of the dept. of Religious Studies at a "major university", and had been schooled as an anthropologist.

So, we walked into his office (at home) one time, and he was reading some ancient piece of paper, probably over 1000 years old, and he knew the language. He had it on a piece of glass and had gloves on, and was turning it over with a spatula so he didn't have to touch it. It was so cool.
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speaking as someone who majored in anth, got a second degree in fine arts, and interned in both, then went onto grad school for something wholly different...

you essentially have to either
a) find some niche to exploit
b) wait until another anthropologist w/sweet gig croaks

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there are gradations of ethnicity, but they are found most specifically in the shape of the orbits and the formation of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull. you aren't seeing it in the "popular literature" because it's not esp. interesting to anyone outside the field... which has a lot to do with what chele mentioned (ie. those people outside the field don't understand it).
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most people aren't interested in this stuff

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I'll accept that, but next time please cite references. smile.gif
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