• Question: when did you all become scientists

    Asked by shanejunner787pang35 to Jena, Kon, Zarah on 22 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Jennifer Bates

      Jennifer Bates answered on 22 Nov 2016:

      I became a scientist when I was 19, after I went on a dig and was asked to be in charge of something called a flotation tank. This separates ancient seeds from soil, and I realised I wanted to understand more about them: what they were, how they had survived for thousands of years, and what they could tell us about life on the archaeological site back then. So I signed up for the archaeological science course and haven’t looked back (except when I look back at the archaeological past I guess!) 🙂