Man with Hat and Pipe

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    A Material Girl It’s a cliché, I know, but I became an archaeologist because of romance. I fell for hidden things, material traces of a veiled, seductive past. I didn’t just want to read about the past; I wanted to touch it and feel it get its hooks into my body. I can’t resist handling artefacts-surreptitiously pushing the gold wire of an excavated earring through my pierced lobe, touching my tongue to the edge of a ceramic fragment to see whether it’s earthenware or porcelain. When I grew up in Australia in the 1960s and ’70s there was nothing old in our house; even my grandparents had replaced anything that reminded them of the war or the Depression with 1960s veneers, vinyl, and laminex. The past I fell for had nothing to do with my people or my world; it took me to another place, an exotic, foreign country.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationObject Stories
    Subtitle of host publicationArtifacts and archaeologists
    EditorsSteve Brown, Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315423364
    ISBN (Print)9781611323832, 9781611323849
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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