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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.
Back at the museum, Chuck discusses field results with a team member.
   
Chuck Said
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 familiy's. 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 families' 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.