You know the Iggy & Stooges track “Penetration”? The one where Iggy sounds like he might be the penetratee rather than the penetrator? Now, I want you to imagine me singing that song, only with the word “affiliation” rather than “penetration”.
For the second time, my friend and frequent collaborator Howard Williams provides me with valuable university affiliation. Through his good offices, I have been appointed Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Chester, students from which made up most of my fieldwork team back in September. This is really good for my troop morale. They may not have an actual job for me, but the archaeology department has decided that they’d quite like to be publicly associated with my name. That’s worth a lot to me, and there may be some teaching opportunities besides.