The Conservationist

11 Oct

After years of chasing a spotlight, my tail, and fireflies, I finally returned to my true vocation- archaeology. Except, the project I am hired on currently isn’t so much considered archaeological as it is graffiti mitigation- conservation.

El Morro National Monument is managed by the National Park Service, who after a recent incident of vandalism, contracted out to Archaeology SouthwestConservation Associates, and the University of New Mexico (that’s me!) for damage assessment, graffiti mitigation and conservation analysis.

Yesterday, after my arrival to the park and introduction to everyone, I got to see the site and get started with the crew. Preservation efforts are really a wonder to behold. What was the the most striking for me, I think, was that I was continually introduced to my new co-workers as ‘the conservationist from UNM.’

A title that I just might be able to get used to. 🙂

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2 Responses to “The Conservationist”

  1. tomg2031 October 18, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Great news! Sounds like an awesome line of work

    • Lindsay G Rocks October 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      Thanks. I’m hoping with time I can land some increasingly sexier and sexier contracts, but this is actually quite a good start. Extremely educational. You are still writing, I see. Very good, sir.

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