What would you study if not Classics/archaeology?
Well, when I was a kid I wanted to be a palaeontologist. I sort of wrote that off as unrealistic when I was in high school, but actually, now that I’m a real archaeologist and dig stuff up and do proper scholarly research, honestly I do think I probably could have pulled it off if I’d kept going with biology and geology. Evolutionary history is a fascinating rabbit hole. I’m not sure I’d have the patience for taxonomic debates, though. I mean, people can literally spend years arguing about whether a single jawbone represents a new species or not.