December Day 2: Archaeology-Inspired Music

Archaeologists make music about archaeologists and archaeology. Here’s one you might like:

Do the archaeologist by Andrew Reinhard

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  1. We do not use a whip,
    and we don’t have guns equipped.
    X is never on the map.
    That is just a load of crap.
    Instead we dig a trench,
    moving soil by the inch,
    sifting everything we see,
    recording each and every piece.

    Archaeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs,
    We’re picking up the pieces from some long-forgotten wars.

    Don’t take a souvenir,
    but you can take a level here.
    Don’t forget the scale
    when you photograph that nail.
    Don’t be such a cock
    when you’re asked to clean the baulk.
    Don’t be such a dick
    when it’s your turn to swing the pick.

    Archaeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs.
    We don’t know where Atlantis is down on the ocean floor.
    We don’t know where Jesus lived or if there was a Trojan War.
    All we know is that we’ll never know for sure.

    We’re in the library, the classroom, and the lab,
    our careers are in ruins, but we think that’s pretty fab.

    We spend time reading books
    at our desks or on our nooks.
    We write more of the same
    so we can make ourselves a name.
    Some of us can code,
    and our data we upload.
    Some of us are just Old School:
    our computers, unused tools.

    Archaeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs.
    Ain’t no ancient astronauts or aliens that came before.
    We’re not raiding tombs or hunting for some crystal skulls.
    Give us sherds or bones or stones to document in full.

    We’re in the library, the classroom, and the lab,
    our careers are in ruins, but we think that’s pretty fab.

    But sometimes we get lonely.
    Archaeologists need dates.
    If you’re a little older,
    well that’s pretty freakin’ great.
    We like getting dirty,
    and we do it in holes.
    We’re into photography.
    We take really good notes.

    Every season, we go nuts.
    Every trench becomes a rut.
    Hooking up with people who
    we’d normally not screw.
    But it’s science that we love
    and history we’re thinking of.
    So let’s find another site
    so we can excavate it right.

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