Memoirs of a Reluctant Archaeologist: A Novel

By Yvonne Kjorlien

Copyright 2012 Yvonne Kjorlien

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This book is a fictionalized work using true events as inspiration. The characters are productions of the author’s imagination and used fictitiously.

To Dad -- the wisest man in my world.


Chapter One: Finger in a Haystack

Picture this: It is 10:04 am, a May Tuesday morning, and it’s rained the night before. Two people dressed in bright blue fire-retardant Nomex with reflective strips on their arms, legs and other relevant places of importance, white hard hats on their heads, and shovels in hand, are attempting to walk across a cultivated field that spreads across the rolling prairie for as far as the eye can see. One person is wearing a large red surveying vest. Mud cakes their steel-toed boots.

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