|1. What is your name?
Angela Murock Hussein
2. What is your occupation?
Archaeological Consultant and Editorial Assistant at the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt and Cataloger for the Mochlos Excavations in east Crete.
3. How did you get your job?
I moved to Egypt with my husband who also works for the SCA and was offered a job here as well. In Crete, I volunteered at first and then received a position cataloging and writing about artifacts for publications.
4. What were the requirements for your job?
A Ph.D in archaeology, experience doing research and editing scholarly publications and lots of reading.
5. If other jobs were available, why did you choose this one ?
These are great jobs, Egypt is a spectacular place to do archaeology. I work in the government office that manages all of the ancient sites, so I get to hear about all
the new discoveries and I get to see places that not everyone can get into. For Crete, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth and the site
is fantastic and interesting.
6. What responsibilities do you have on an average day?
I go to work every day and I spend most of my time writing, editing and reading. In Crete, I do the same, except I spend more time directly with the artifacts.
7. What do you like most about your job?
Living in interesting places and being around ancient places and artifacts.
8. What do you like least about your job?
Sometimes I work very long hours and very often six days a week.
9. Will there be a continuing need for people interested in doing your job?
Of course, management of sites and artifacts after excavation preserves them for the future, but everything requires maintenance. And responsible publication of finds is how scholars and the rest of the world find out about what we are finding out about how ancient people lived.
10. Would you change jobs?
I might, but I definitely want to stay in this field.
11. If you could have any job int he world, what would it be?
Maybe head of my own archaeology journal.