Dangerous and adventurous to some, boring and old-fashioned to others, archaeology can be perceived in numerous lights. "Fun and witty" is seldom one of them, unless, that is, you learn about the field under professor Elliot Abrams.
The 52-year-old Ohio University professor of anthropology said he has traveled the world searching for clues as to how cultures have evolved, exploring modern day Honduras, central Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, the United States, and even southern Ohio.
"This is the story of humankind," Abrams said. "It tells us how we got to be where we are today."
Heh: "Dr. Abrams is not the stereotypical archaeologist," Snedaker said. "But he does have the stereotypical archaeologist beard."
Clean-shaven archaeologists are hard to come by. I can think of one offhand, Mark Lehner. Besides yours truly, of course.