Travelling First Class
of Leicester student Charlotte North is about to graduate with a first class
honours degree after four years of study that have taken her across the world.
part of her BA (International) in Ancient History and Archaeology, Charlotte
went first to Rome in her second year and then - having established a taste for
travel - spent a year at Flinders University in South Australia.
had so many opportunities in Australia.
I went on a dig in Port Lincoln, learned to dive off the Great Barrier
Reef, went to Uluru (Ayers Rock), learned underwater archaeology, went on a
field methods course and surveyed agricultural remains in the Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide I was also part of a team putting on a museum exhibition about the
excavation of the remains of a jam factory, as part of an initiative to interest
children in archaeology.”
degree dissertation was on the Representation of Indigenous Australians in
Museums, and her great interest is in colonial archaeology and indigenous
now plans to spend six months in East Africa on a BIEA (British Institute of
Eastern Africa) placement.
She hopes to go in September to Kenya, Tanzania and possibly Sudan, where
she will participate in a variety of projects, including archive and oral
term, Charlotte hopes to obtain funding to take a Masters degree, possibly
followed by a PhD, but at the moment she is concentrating on building up her
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