As I think about the course in Archaeology a few things come to mind.
There will be more books to be read (bet you didn’t see that coming). These will be both about the core and on the edges of the subject. I always find the edges at least as interesting as the core subject. Take the history of digging for buried treasure, excuse me, artifacts of scientific interest. Gone are the days when you went off to some hot place and hired a few locals to see if you could dig up a king or two. Perhaps a whole lost city if you were lucky. Now, its more scientific and in some ways more brutal. Take the robbery in North Africa. Both factions were fighting for the town at the time and a team (from one side or another or perhaps someone else hired for the job) went into the war zone and blew the museum. Apart from gems and priceless statues, I seem to remember some 7000 coins were taken. Only 7000 you say? The last one on the open market went for approx €300,000 if I remember correctly. Anyway – more shelves needed for this thought.
The other thought is that I wish I lived somewhere warmer and drier. Yes, drier would be good. Specially when you may spend a good part of your life in a hole in a field. Nevermind another reason for holidays, excuse me, trips of significant interest.