I dont really call myself a archeaologist in the legit sense if I were I would never leave the classroom or the library.. Indiana Jones himself was not a legit archeaologist. Think opening shot of Raiders. Think going into the sacred temple of a native culture and stealing there most sacred treasure. In modern archeaology they call people like him grave robbers and looters or treasure hunters. I did start out as a treasure hunter but that changed.
ITs become a great quest with no end. Its mankinds last great adventure.
Its to big to be put in a box..Indiana Jones was WAY more than a archeaologist as well.
I respect history because searching gets you in touch with it in way that cant be experinced in a book or in virtual world .
After seeing a crashed B25 bomber, Finding gold in my gold pan, climbing into a old mine shaft, walking on top of the temples of tikal. Reaching my hand into the hole where the Mitchell Hedges skull was found at Lubantuun. Digging for pirate treasure, and crashing on a mountain top in a helicopter. (ITS ALL TRUE)
experince,friendships,adventure and history become the treasure you find on the way. Its not about the gold. But you do need some gold to survive so finding some is always nice. But gold takes many,many forms. So am I a legit archeaologist? If you judge me by a degree I am suppost to have from a university I am supposed to have gone to. NO I am not. But if you judge me by my actions and by my search and by the record I have tried to make of it. Then yes I am..