An archaeologist is probably not the most fashionable person on the planet while working in the field. There is one item, however, that gives one a very dashing air…
1) a T-shirt with CANADA written on it somewhere;
2) a light blue button-down shirt;
3) trousers with multiple pockets, accessorised with a tape measure on the front right pocket and a trowel in the back right pocket;
4) socks that were once white;
5) work boots, which I have to shake before I wear them in case there might be scorpions or other creepy-crawlies inside;
6) sunglasses, lest I go sun blind;
7) a Sudanese scarf, worn only early in the morning;
and the most fashionable item:
8) a Tilley hat, given to me by Alex Tilley of Tilley Endurables a few years ago (now my most prized piece of clothing).
Being an archaeologist is all about the hat (ask Indiana Jones) and I think that as far as hats are concerned I am very well served with my faithful Tilley hat.
Caroline’s posts have been delayed due to the sensitive nature of her research.