A holiday with a difference?

  1. [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]This just tickles my fancy - I have entered - have NO, ZERO, ZIP, NADA chance of winning but I have often thought about volunteering for an archeological dig

    WIN 2 Days on the Dinosaur Dreaming Dig, for you and a friend
    • Find fossils that could advance science
    • Join the internationally famous annual dinosaur dig at Inverloch, VIC
    • Guided by renowned palaeontogists Dr Tom Rich and Dr John Long
    • Find Australian's oldest fossil mammals at the 110 million year old site
    • Accommodation, travel and food
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.reedbusiness.com.au/NewScientist/DinoDreaming/
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 24, '06
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Awwwwwwwww, it's only open to Australian and New Zealand residents!! Too bad, I had my 25 words ready, and my finger poised on "enter!"

    I would LOVE to go on a dig sometime . . . maybe once the kids are on their own. . .

    Good luck to you, gwenith, I hope you win!!!!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    GOOD LUCK Gwenith!!!! This is really cool.
  5. by   compassion1
    That would be right up my alley.
  6. by   bethin
    I would love to go on a dig to Egypt, South America, etc.

    I did go on a dig once...................

    but it was at a Childrens Museum in Indianapolis. It was really sand with items placed in the sand and you had tools to use to get the items.

    BTW, that is the bestest children's museum I've ever seen. It's awesome!
  7. by   rninme
    I'm looking for the link....there are some digs you can volunteer for in the US.....have always wanted to do it!! If I remember correctly...haha...they are in the West....I took a couple of undergrad courses in anthro/archeology....and the professor was always talking about volunteer opportunities to get "your hands dirty"...
  8. by   dianah
    rninme, after reading your post i did a search and came up with the following links (not all are archeologically-based):

    travel with a challenge - links directory. archaeology and more

    dig up the past: an archeological volunteer vacation

    asor outreach links--dig opportunities mainly in the middle east

    near sedona in arizona: do good and have fun on a dig - volunteer archaeology work - includes related information on other archaeology sites - brief article sunset - find articles article from 2001 with several suggestions at the end of the article

    these are only four from the over-a-million sites that popped up with the search words "volunteer dig." i'm sure if we changed the search words we could narrow it down a bit, lol!
  9. by   rninme
    Here's one site that listed digs from around the US

    Field Schools and Scheduled Excavations in North America