Articles from November 2019

3MT winner highlights contributions women made to medicine in ancient Roman times

As an archaeologist, Christie Vogler says it’s important for people to have a true picture of what she does for a living. “Archaeologists are fantasized and represented in media in ways that are not very accurate,” says the University of Iowa doctoral candidate in Classical archaeology. Too often, she says, the traditional portrayal of an archaeologist’s life is one of swashbuckling adventure, à la Indiana Jones. While her professional life is often an adventure, it’s rarely swashbuckling. “It’s important to explain to people what it’s really like,” says Vogler.