It is a career in ruins
"I'm going to go and dig up some info"
But it is a dying career.
Someone whose career is in ruins
Back a few decades, I was working in a program with a local college in the Middle East.
The name of the program for ExPats has the clever acronym of "IDEA" (hey, I said it was clever); which stands for "Inter-Departmental Educational Adjunct". It's interdepartmental because my particular specialty not only covers field geology but also paleontology and a bit of archeology thrown in for good measure. Everyone hopes to have a good IDEA...
Well, we saddle up and head for the Dune Sea out in the west of the country, where the Precambrian, Cambrian, Silurian, Cretaceous, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene crop out and access is relatively easy and non-injurious.
Well, we caravan out, some 30 Land Cruisers, Nissan patrol, and the odd Mitsubishi Galloper strong. We all get our maps, compasses and split up into 5 or 6 special interest groups ("SIG's"); where each IDEA has his own GPS and LIDAR laser ranging apparatus. Reason being, that there are very few benchmarks out in the des... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother was at his humanities class and he had to draw a picture of his house from a archeological standpoint (don't ask me why this was asked in Humanities because I have no idea). Anyway, his teacher came up to his table and asked: "Do you have your house with you"? My brother responded with "No, but I have a drawing of it". His teacher then said: "get out" (her father is very much a dad).