Re: field gear

Margaret Anne Dew (mdew@SUN.CIS.SMU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 13:59:35 -0600

In <>, Lee Cronk wrote:
>On Thu, 15 Dec 1994 12:09:41 -0800 Phil Young said:
>No, I'm not an archaeologist. Tell us, please, do you sleep while
>you're in the field? Have you ever tried to sleep next to a herd of
>goats? I'm all for immersion as part of fieldwork, but I don't think
>sleep deprivation needs to be part of it.

I second that notion. Having spent a couple of nights
attempting to sleep near a herd of goats and sheep in
a Bedouin camp in South Jordan, I would also recommend a good
antihistamine/decongestant for the unexpected and probably
debilitating allergic responses. [ALHAMDOE LILLAH! What i wouldn't
have given for a Seldane-D that week!)

Dept. Anthropology