January 9th, 2009

  • odella

I'm new to this

Hello everyone, I just recently became a member of this community. I've completed my A course in Archeology but am kind of confused of what I'm suppose to do now. I'm starting my B course next week, and I'm having doubts about whether to complete the entire education or change to something else. I'm a student at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, just fyi.

There are several things that I love about archeology; the items, learning about context and different theories, finding the common denominator between different items, and also the historical education. What I don't like is the focus on artefacts and just how everything seems to be about archeologists digging after items. It's also very focused on Sweden and it's archeological sites, which I understand, but it's not what interests me the most. I'm not a very practical person, my heart lies with studying and writing. After the B and C course, we can choose one or several other subjects to include in our Bachelor’s Degree and I'm thinking about choosing antropology and/or literature history.

So my question is; how do you transform the antropological/archeological (dunno if this was grammatically correct but oh well) knowledge into real work? What kind of subjects do you write about? What kind of jobs can I apply for?

I think It's really hard to determine what I want to focus my future work on. I love literature history, but not so much the literature analysis as it's taught here in Sweden. I like the idea of anthropology, but I fear that it won't make sense with my archeological background. I'm a writer as well, but there's no education for that :) So I'm sticking to my other interests to have something to fall back on.

Bleh, this came out really incoherent, but I hope you understand what I'm aiming for. Thanks for any help you might have!
  • kenosis

Bikers wear fruit shells to avoid helmet law

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Police in Nigeria have arrested scores of motorcycle taxi riders with dried fruit shells, paint pots or pieces of rubber tire tied to their heads with string to avoid a new law requiring them to wear helmets.

The regulations have caused chaos around Africa's most populous nation, with motorcyclists complaining helmets are too expensive and some passengers refusing to wear them fearing they will catch skin disease or be put under a black magic spell.

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