|When you're not in the field or in the lab in Mexico, what do you do?||
Back at the museum, Chuck discusses field results with a team member.
|Much of an archaeologist's work is not in the field or the lab because of the other responsibilities we have—whether it is to our jobs or our families. I usually spend two to three months a year in the field. I have a lot of flexibility about when I actually dig, but I have to consider my family's schedule as well as other factors like when the weather is best to dig in Mexico.
The rest of the time, I work on publications about our findings, I write grants to get the money to do research, and I work on educational programs to get people excited about archaeology. Right now I'm the Chair of the Division of Anthropology, so I also do administrative work.