The dig I might volunteer for is studying Hemphillian and Blancan fauna in central Mexico.
My only experience digging thus far was an undergraduate class in which we excavated the ruins of a local church that was slightly older than my Mazda. It was fun, though. And there was speculation that there was a Middle Woodlands village on the site underneath. We did find some evidence to support that, including an object I uncovered that my professor thought might have been part of a medicine bundle.
I see you're an archaeologist. That's cool. What have you worked on? I have an amateur interest in archaeology. I might be volunteering at a dig in Mexico this summer. I would just be doing manual labor, which is fine by me.
Thanks for the welcome to ORIGINS. Seems you asked if I were an anthropologist, but that message disappeared. No, I dropped out of college and am trying to make it as a writer. I forget who it was, a statesman. said everything he learned about human being he learned through novels... hardly scientific, but I don't think anybody can make it as a novelist without studying people.
Hello Terence. Thank you for the gracious welcome. I found your post about the origin of St. Peter to be very interesting. I was reading a bit of Bart Erhman's book "Misqouting Jesus", which deals with similiar issues of textual manipulation, but it seems a bit dumbed down and small in scope. Could you reccomend a book or a few books which explore similiar issues?(ie: critical history of religion, textual/linguistic history, that sort of thing)
I found the Origins group - under groups rather than links, where I first looked. I'll check it out and look forward to watching some interesting videos. I watch a lot on TED (www.TED.com) and The Amazing Meetings (TAM) among others.