Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
Hi, Professor Archure, you know how in class last week you said you were looking for students?
who are interested in volunteering for your archeology project?
Of course, are you volunteering?
Yes, I am. It sounds really interesting,
but er… do I need to have any experience for these kinds of projects?
No, not really.
I assume that most students taking the introductory level of class would have little or no experience with the archeological research, but that's ok.
Oh, good, that's a relief.
Actually, that's why I'm volunteering for the project-to get experience.
What kind of work is it?
Well, as you know, we're studying the history of the campus this semester.
This used to be an agricultural area and we already know that where the main lecture hall now stands,
there once were farm house and barn that were erected in the late 1700s.
We are excavating near the lecture hall to see what types of artifacts we find,
you know, things people used in the past that got buried when the campus was constructed.
We've already began to find some very interesting items like old bottles, buttons, pieces of clay pottery.