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phillyb doing archaeology and poo in peru: a running photo blog for teh huddle

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Have a safe trip, lots of pics k thx bai.....

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safe travels!

 

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You are living a dream phillyb.

 

If you cross paths with an american named Ryan B, tell him Juice from NSB said wat up, he is a good friend of mine and his girlfriend is from the area.  He actually left last week to do something similar, but not sure the specifics.

 

Anywhoo good luck and safe travels...

 

ps. and if you cruise through venezuela, tell my bro i said love, respect and see you in a yr.

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i landed in atlanta, blew up one of their toilets for having the falcons, flew to mexico, zipped into town on my three-hour layover and got a beer and remembered how bad my spanish is, flew to peru, flew to the southern outpost of arequipa, met up with another archaeologist from my university who's going to be working with me, and then we took a bus to moquegua, in the middle of the peruvian desert, which doesn't really look any different from mars.

 

 

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got drunk as shit with my professor and some students last night (which was fun as hell, it's always fun when you hear your super-professional big-name university teacher is dropping f-bombs and ripping on idiot students from my classes. then today i started teh first day on the job hung over... got my feet wet with ceramic analysis, sorting through a box of broken pottery (referred to as "potsherds" in the business.) tomorrow i'll really get started.

 

there's an entire shelf of mummies.

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hey, my first pinned thread ever! this is a milestone. i'll have an acceptance speech prepared for later 

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Oh he done moved up and forgot about us.

 

 

#DontForgetWhereYouComeFrom

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i landed in atlanta, blew up one of their toilets for having the falcons, flew to mexico, zipped into town on my three-hour layover and got a beer and remembered how bad my spanish is, flew to peru, flew to the southern outpost of arequipa, met up with another archaeologist from my university who's going to be working with me, and then we took a bus to moquegua, in the middle of the peruvian desert, which doesn't really look any different from mars.

 

 

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got drunk as poo with my professor and some students last night (which was fun as hell, it's always fun when you hear your super-professional big-name university teacher is dropping f-bombs and ripping on idiot students from my classes. then today i started teh first day on the job hung over... got my feet wet with ceramic analysis, sorting through a box of broken pottery (referred to as "potsherds" in the business.) tomorrow i'll really get started.

 

there's an entire shelf of mummies.

 

I had a beer with my capstone professor at the end of my last semester this past december and to be able to talk to them on that level is great.

 

Also it sounds like you're having an awesome time. Based on what you're doing, have you ever researched the Capuchin necropolis in Palermo? I'd just figured on throwing the subject your way you haven't been introduced to it already.

 

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I love flying into Mexico City. Depending on the approach angle, it sometimes feels like the airplane is dodging mountains during the descent.

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I had a beer with my capstone professor at the end of my last semester this past december and to be able to talk to them on that level is great.

 

Also it sounds like you're having an awesome time. Based on what you're doing, have you ever researched the Capuchin necropolis in Palermo? I'd just figured on throwing the subject your way you haven't been introduced to it already.

 

 

haven't touched it. all my shit has been north american archaeology and specializing in andean archaeology, albeit with global cultural anthropological spreads

 

what are you studying that has a capstone course? are you in anthro too?

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He finally got a piece of the pie.

 

 

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here's a small shot of the storage room of the place i'm working at. it's the basement of a peruvian museum packed with thousands of boxes of artifacts, everything from ceramics to lithics to metals to botanicals to human remains (i think we have roughly 1,800 mummies stored in this basement.) basically i'm pulling these bitches out one at a time and analyzing pottery shards by quadrant from a palace on the top of a fortress about 20km north up the valley, in order to establish a minimum number of individuals (MNI in archaeological circles) of pots that were ritually smashed in the rooms to better understand ritual practices by the wari empire.

 

 

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it's only day two so i haven't gotten to the really exciting stuff yet, but i'll be there soon. we'll have a bioarchaeologist in here from germany in the next day or two and then the mummies will be stretched out on the lab tables smelling and shit and we'll have a good ol time. until then i'm drinking obscene amounts of rum and gingerale and pisco sours and shitty peruvian light beers and missing my wife and baby and cat. tomorrow i move permanently into my new apartment, a bargain at $6 per day.

 

more adventures to come

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Oh he's showing out now.

 

#ShowOff

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