Archaeology is good fun but unimportant to most people
When I arrived, the students had been shacked up together for four days and nights, listening to each other's presentations, pausing only for a bus excursion to visit archaeological sites. The main theme of the final discussion, to which I had been invited, was "Who is archaeology's target audience? And who should be its target audience?".
The seminar's participants had just spent four days and nights thinking about nothing but archaeology. The reason that I had been chosen as a speaker, was, I believe, that in my opinion archaeology is good fun but unimportant to most people.
Here's what I said to the students. The discussion afterwards was animated.
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