A Gentleman’s Occupations: Archæologist
Here we begin a new chapter at the The Gentleman Blog where we detail the many occupations that gentlemen are particularly drawn toward. Today is non other than the archæologist.
There have been many gentleman who have chosen the distinguished career path of archæology. It must be something about the combination of spending vast amounts of time in the museum, trawling through specimens of the past, and the hats.
The gentleman’s love of adventure also explains why many turn to archæology. There is nothing more exciting than uncovering tombs that have not been seen by human eyes for thousands of years.
Not to mention the gentleman’s love of the grapheme, æ. This also explains why the gentleman’s library is filled with encyclopædias.
It is needless to say (yet I shall say it, anyway) that Brixley and myself always invite at least one archæologist to our biweekly soirees. They add an extra touch of class and bring extremely lavish gifts, such as broken vases and the ends of tools they believe were once used as rudimentary axes. You should find some to invite to your parties, too. We suggest the variety commonly found in pre-1940s America or Europe.
This is not to say that all archæologists are slaves to their work. Many famous archæologists have gone on to be successful in other fields, as well.
So if you have a keen interest in the past, a love of adventure (and the æ) and don’t mind the occasional three-thousand year-old curse on your eternal soul, then you should think about a gentlemanly career in archæology.
Until next time,