Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Lives in Ruins Lot and treasures lost looters bulldozers natural disaster and war Archaeological research tantalizes us with possibilities are modern humans really part Neandertal Where are the archaeologists behind these stories What kind of work do they actually do and why does it matterMarilyn Johnson’s Lives in Ruins is an absorbing and entertaining look at the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past Johnson digs and drinks alongside archaeolo. This work of nonfiction is terrific for someone like I am someone who thinks archaeology sounds interesting from afar wants to play in the dirt but doesn t want the actual hard work and the detailed tedium that are involved Better to just sit back and read this book than do any real workThe author interviews works with and writes about several different archaeologists and isn t afraid to get her hands dirty This book could have been incredibly boring but it was not She kept it lively throughout and with a certain amount of humor The book starts with No dinosaurs appear in these pages If you are looking for scientists who study dinosaurs you want to pick up a book about paleontologists It s obvious from that tongue in cheek beginning that this book is written for the curious the layperson But don t be fooled Unless you are already schooled in archaeology there is much to be learned hereIt covers scientists who specialize in all different periods of history and prehistory their personalities their uirks And especially the difficulty of making a living as an archaeologist the battles to protect sites from development the red tape and the passionate dedication of the people who overcome the negatives All written uite engagingly And this is what happens when you strike up a conversation with an archaeologist Soon you are talking about bone greaseor pointy headed babiesor pig dragons How can you not want to read about thatI was given an uncorrected proof of this book for review Sandy disaster and war Archaeological research tantalizes us with possibilities are modern humans really part Neandertal Where are the archaeologists behind these stories What kind of work Warren Dragons 100 Friends do they actually Alpha Girls Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World do and why Strange Days does it matterMarilyn Johnson’s Lives in Ruins is an absorbing and entertaining look at the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past Johnson Tight digs and Super Natural Home Improve Your Health Home and Planet One Room at a Time drinks alongside archaeolo. This work of nonfiction is terrific for someone like I am someone who thinks archaeology sounds interesting from afar wants to play in the The Gluten Connection How Gluten Sensitivity May Be Sabotaging YourHealth And What You Can Do to Take Control Now dirt but The Kennedy Debutante doesn t want the actual hard work and the Tart and Sweet detailed tedium that are involved Better to just sit back and read this book than The Mortal Word do any real workThe author interviews works with and writes about several The Perennial Matchmaker different archaeologists and isn t afraid to get her hands The Business of Memory How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career dirty This book could have been incredibly boring but it was not She kept it lively throughout and with a certain amount of humor The book starts with No Super Natural Home Improve Your Health Home and Planet One Room at a Time dinosaurs appear in these pages If you are looking for scientists who study Those Who Knew dinosaurs you want to pick up a book about paleontologists It s obvious from that tongue in cheek beginning that this book is written for the curious the layperson But The Peopling of Silicon Valley 1940 to the Present Day don t be fooled Unless you are already schooled in archaeology there is much to be learned hereIt covers scientists who specialize in all Scent of Magic different periods of history and prehistory their personalities their uirks And especially the Touch of Power difficulty of making a living as an archaeologist the battles to protect sites from Understanding Human Development Study Guide development the red tape and the passionate The Sacrifice Box dedication of the people who overcome the negatives All written uite engagingly And this is what happens when you strike up a conversation with an archaeologist Soon you are talking about bone greaseor pointy headed babiesor pig Shaggy Muses The Dogs Who Inspired Emily Brontë Elizabeth Barrett Browning Emily Dickinson Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf dragons How can you not want to read about thatI was given an uncorrected proof of this book for review

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Lives in Ruins Gists chases them through the Mediterranean the Caribbean and even Machu Picchu and excavates their lives Her subjects share stories we rarely read in history books about slaves and Ice Age hunters ordinary soldiers of the American Revolution children of the first century Chinese woman warriors sunken fleets mummiesWhat drives these archaeologists is not the money meager or the jobs scarce or the working conditions dangerous but their passion for the stories that would otherwise be buried and lo. This is a book about the lives of archeologists The summary seemed uite promising and the reviews looked positive But the actual book was sorely disappointing It s like a talk show than a collection of essays It jumps from person to person without in depth discussions of anything be it places problems or people About halfway into the book I decided it was not worth my time I could not recall learning anything of value about the scientific methods employed by the archeologists compelling archeological mysteries or specific technological innovations that lay at the heart of some of the success stories Despite the claim that the book tells you about the work archeologists do it doesn t focus on the science they do or the problems they have dedicated their lives to solve The author is interested in the day to day lives of these people She has clearly tried to write a book focused on feeling not on learning It is a book aimed at getting readers to empathize with the hard work low reward careers of most archeologists not on elucidating their major scientific contributions Where There Is No Doctor A Village Health Care Handbook drives these archaeologists is not the money meager or the jobs scarce or the working conditions Wave of Destruction The Stories of Four Families and History's Deadliest Tsunami disappointing It s like a talk show than a collection of essays It jumps from person to person without in Cuba libre Spanish edition depth All Things Consoled A Daughter's Memoir discussions of anything be it places problems or people About halfway into the book I Corduroy Writes a Letter Easy to Read Puffin decided it was not worth my time I could not recall learning anything of value about the scientific methods employed by the archeologists compelling archeological mysteries or specific technological innovations that lay at the heart of some of the success stories Despite the claim that the book tells you about the work archeologists Invisible Lives do it Cheat On Your Husband with Your Husband doesn t focus on the science they Making Good do or the problems they have Sir Simon dedicated their lives to solve The author is interested in the What If This Were Enough? Essays day to

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ Lives in Ruins The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real life avatars of Indiana Jones the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps ancient landfills volcanic islands and other dirty places to reclaim history for us allPompeii Machu Picchu the Valley of the Kings the Parthenon the names of these legendary archaeological sites conjure up romance and mystery The news is full of archaeology treasures found British king under parking. Between the ages of about eight and 15 I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up I can date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie which I saw in the theater when I was in third grade the former is a bit challenging to trace but may have something to do with the hours my first best friend and I spent excavating behind the shed in her backyard With our hand trowels we unearthed ceramic fragments and seemingly endless oyster shells I doubt any of it was worth anything or proof of any kind of interesting history on this plot of land It was most likely just a 1950s suburban trash dump Still I felt like Indiana Jones discovering buried treasureWhen I was 15 I finally had the chance to do some real archaeology through a University of Maryland summer field school Five of us eager high school students won places through an essay contest to participate in the college kids dig behind a Colonial era home in Annapolis A classmate and I carpooled every day for those two weeks our moms taking turns driving us in to the historic town center where we split our time between field work and lab workI wish I could say the field school was inspiring but if anything it convinced me that I wasn t cut out for archaeology It was a dripping hot Maryland August and our work was painstaking and filthy Outsiders probably don t realize that you work literally centimeter by centimeter and spend proportionally time taking notes and making sketches than you do digging Finds are few and far between and usually not very exciting the highlights of the whole time were an animal tooth and a few shards of blue pottery It was hard to gauge our contribution to the overall goal of finding traces of the home s formal garden I finished the two weeks feeling glad of the experience but disillusioned with my erstwhile life goalAll the same I ve never uite shaken off my interest in archaeology despite an introductory college course that bored me to tears and lowered my grade point average It turns out I wasn t actually that compelled by soil layers and evidence of early farming and animal domestication I couldn t see the rare delight of discovery past all the mundane laborious realities of an archaeologist s day job I studied English and Religion instead and became a freelance writer and book reviewer via multiple bookstore and library jobsApproaching journalist Marilyn Johnson s third book then I hoped for an off beat journey through the world of contemporary archaeology a nostalgic but not overly rosy view of a difficult profession I certainly was not disappointed Johnson captures perfectly both the cinematic allure and the everyday drudgery of archaeologists work From a distance this kind of work might seem to fit the Indiana Jones fantasy full of treasure and danger Up close the glamour can be hard to detect Archaeologists are explorers and adventurers Hollywood got that part right but not exactly in the way you d think From a position of almost total ignorance Johnson went about educating herself through a whirlwind tour of as many different aspects of archaeology as possible She attended two field schools one on the Caribbean island of St Eustatius where she looked for remnants of Dutch plantations and one at Yeronisos off Cyprus where Joan Connelly runs an ongoing dig searching for proof of a Greek priestess cult The variety just in these two field experiences points to the difficulty of making generalizations about the career as a wholeArchaeology itself is not easy to navigate it is a broad and complicated profession and the archaeologists of the Old World who study Ira and the ancient civilizations of the East and Middle East including classical Rome and Greece tend to go to different conferences and read different journals than the archaeologists who work in the New World of the AmericasYet Johnson was determined to get the whole picture She learned about bog bodies Native American methods of harvesting bone grease forensic archaeology and jade pig dragon sculptures from the Goddess Temple in northeastern China At conferences she chatted with experts on ancient alcoholic beverages Uncorking the Past by Patrick E McGovern debated the historical authenticity of Jean Auel s Earth s Children series starting with The Clan of the Cave Bear and toured Machu Picchu with UNESCO delegates in Peru A female archaeologist also gave her a sneak peek into the Explorers Club in Manhattan where women were only admitted in 1981Underwater archaeology is where it s at nowadays apparently and in one of the key chapters of the book Kathy Abbass introduces Johnson to marine archaeology taking place in Newport Rhode Island a hotspot for Revolutionary War shipwrecks Fishkill New York also proved to be a surprisingly good Revolutionary era site with a soldiers graveyard that has than once been under threat from developersThe book is not all about centuries old history though It s just as much about what we value today and what we will commit to saving One of the most intriguing sections of the book is about modern war zones A group of archaeologists had the brilliant idea of issuing American soldiers with playing cards featuring Irai and Afghan archaeological treasures By collecting them all and putting them together to form a bigger photo they might absorb the message that they are in a land of ancient traditions with riches worth preserving These sites have survived thousands of years will they survive you went the provocative slogan Good archaeology fills in the blanks of history It tells the losers story It teases out the history that falls between cracks Connelly told Johnson Sometimes sadly it seems archaeologists are the losers at risk of falling between the cracks This year Forbes magazine named archaeology the 1 worst college major based on high initial unemployment rates and low initial earnings The husband and wife team with whom Johnson worked in the Caribbean struggled to find jobs when they moved to England It took two years for Grant Gil to get a six month contract and two and a half years in total for him to get his dream job a dispiriting 300 job applications later Johnson sums it up with this sobering sentence Jo and Grant were in thrall to a profession that couldn t sustain them Indeed none of the archaeology graduates I know personally are working in their fieldBut if Johnson paints an overall somewhat depressing picture of archaeology today it s a difficult field to break into or make a living from and governments and ordinary people are not always supportive of digs that stand in the way of development she makes a case for how relevant and essential the work still is As she asked herself of one enthusiastic archaeologist she met while exploring Deadwood South DakotaWhat was archaeology to him It was the opposite of killing things It was trying to will life back into stuff that had been forgotten and buried for thousands or millions of years It was not about shards and pieces of bone or treasure it was about kneeling down in the elements paying very close attention and trying to locate a spark of the human life that had once touched that spot thereNow that s a noble aimI highly recommend this book for armchair travelers and professionals alikeThis review originally appeared at Bookkaholic The Hacker Series 3 Books set dirty places to reclaim history for us allPompeii Machu Picchu the Valley of the Kings the Parthenon the names of these legendary archaeological sites conjure up romance and mystery The news is full of archaeology treasures found British king under parking. Between the ages of about eight and 15 I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up I can Bizarre Romance date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie which I saw in the theater when I was in third grade the former is a bit challenging to trace but may have something to A Handbook for Morning Time do with the hours my first best friend and I spent excavating behind the shed in her backyard With our hand trowels we unearthed ceramic fragments and seemingly endless oyster shells I The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids doubt any of it was worth anything or proof of any kind of interesting history on this plot of land It was most likely just a 1950s suburban trash All These Beautiful Strangers dump Still I felt like Indiana Jones The Need to Touch discovering buried treasureWhen I was 15 I finally had the chance to So Much Life Left Over do some real archaeology through a University of Maryland summer 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war zones A group of archaeologists had the brilliant idea of issuing American soldiers with playing cards featuring Irai and Afghan archaeological treasures By collecting them all and putting them together to form a bigger photo they might absorb the message that they are in a land of ancient traditions with riches worth preserving These sites have survived thousands of years will they survive you went the provocative slogan Good archaeology fills in the blanks of history It tells the losers story It teases out the history that falls between cracks Connelly told Johnson Sometimes sadly it seems archaeologists are the losers at risk of falling between the cracks This year Forbes magazine named archaeology the 1 worst college major based on high initial unemployment rates and low initial earnings The husband and wife team with whom Johnson worked in the Caribbean struggled to find jobs when they moved to England It took two years for Grant Gil to get a six month contract and two and a half years in total for him to get his Una vida de perros dream job a Vida 3.0 (Historia) dispiriting 300 job applications later Johnson sums it up with this sobering sentence Jo and Grant were in thrall to a profession that couldn t sustain them Indeed none of the archaeology graduates I know personally are working in their fieldBut if Johnson paints an overall somewhat Home Emergency Pocket Guide depressing picture of archaeology today it s a Les six livres de la républiue difficult field to break into or make a living from and governments and ordinary people are not always supportive of Home Emergency Pocket Guide development she makes a case for how relevant and essential the work still is As she asked herself of one enthusiastic archaeologist she met while exploring Deadwood South DakotaWhat was archaeology to him It was the opposite of killing things It was trying to will life back into stuff that had been forgotten and buried for thousands or millions of years It was not about shards and pieces of bone or treasure it was about kneeling Le Livre des Balti down in the elements paying very close attention and trying to locate a spark of the human life that had once touched that spot thereNow that s a noble aimI highly recommend this book for armchair travelers and professionals alikeThis review originally appeared at Bookkaholic


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    Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson Between the ages of about eight and 15 I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up I can date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie which I saw in the

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    Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK · Marilyn Johnson READ Lives in Ruins Marilyn Johnson has achieved the unthinkable Given the opportunity to meet cutting edge and trend setting archeologists observe and take part in their work and journey to some of the most promising digs and stimulating gatherings in the field she has produced a shallow vapid and downright annoying book She spends next to no time on the archeologists' scientific methods or the ongoing debates which their work promises to change or enrich J

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    READ Lives in Ruins Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson It was nice to read a book about archaeology after a long time but while it was nice to go down memory lane this was not a book about actual archaeology but the experiences the author has after interviewing a couple of archaeologists while is g

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    READ Lives in Ruins Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK · Marilyn Johnson Growing up I wanted to be three things an archaeologist a paleontologist and an astronaut not necessarily in that order In fact when I was planning on what University to attend I looked long and hard at those with established Classics programs particularly the schools that credited a field 'dig' component In the end I chose a different career path for a lot of different reasons but that passion remainsIt's that passion for the nitty gritty

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    READ Lives in Ruins Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK · Marilyn Johnson This work of nonfiction is terrific for someone like I am someone who thinks archaeology sounds interesting from afar want

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    Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ Lives in Ruins If you know absolutely nothing—and I do mean absolutely nothing—about archaeology this book might be for you This is especially true if you are interested in learning about Marilyn Johnson than you are in learning about archaeology And if you enjoy reading the phrase Indiana Jones over and over and over again you will love this book If however you are looking for a lively engaging narrative of contemporary archaeology you mi

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    Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK · Marilyn Johnson Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson Being an archaeologist for the past 25 years I know why I got into the business This book interested me because it discussed how others got into archaeology while discussing how archaeologists do what they do and why its important Good book for anybody who ever wanted to be an archaeologist as a kid

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    Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson This is a book about the lives of archeologists The summary seemed uite promising and the reviews looked positive But the

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    READ Lives in Ruins FREE READ Í PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK · Marilyn Johnson Marilyn Johnson · 1 FREE DOWNLOAD This was really interesting Johnson was occasionally repetitive I get that archaeologists aren't paid much you can stop saying that but overall I thought this was an insightful look into a fascinating profession The book does a good job of c

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    Lives in Ruins (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ Marilyn Johnson I’d heard good things about this book before picking it up and wasn’t disappointed The title is perfect since there is so much about archeology that is seductive to the average person we are intrigued by them the treasures they find and seek; the places they visit Indiana Jones remains our handsome ideal of the profess

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  • Hardcover
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  • Lives in Ruins
  • Marilyn Johnson
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  • 03 September 2019
  • 9780062127181