Christie says, "I am an archaeologist. I love the feel of dirt, the rush of discovery, the piecing together of a puzzle left by time. Yes, the days are long, hard, and hot but my innate desire to seek and the resulting adrenaline help to alleviate that. I love that there is always something that needs to be done in the field; that it is not a monotonous job. Fieldwork also requires my attention to detail and patience. It requires me to think on my feet and be prepared. However, the camaraderie created in the field is my favorite part of excavation"