Life after Wilson

Students majoring in philosophy or religion are well equipped for positions that call for perceptive and insightful thinking.  Because of this, majors in philosophy and religion provide an excellent foundation for meaningful work in several career areas.  Alumnae have elected to pursue professional and graduate degrees in such fields as ministry, law, counseling, and social work.  Others have opted immediately to pursue employment opportunities in business, personnel, and youth work. 

About Katrina Clippert '08

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Katrina Clippert '08 is now pursing a Masters of Letters in Archeological Studies at the University of Glasgow. Below are some photos and descriptions of her work at University of Glasgow.

The first picture is of me with a standing building drawing my partner and I were working on. Basically we had to do a survey of a building by creating a straight line across one wall, measuring it out and then we had to measure each stone on the wall and graph it using a scale of 1:20 (meters to centimeters) I guess.  It was tedious. 

The second picture is us during a tea break at the beginning of the digging break.  At the beginning we started by removing all the top soil which the picture shows. 

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The next picture is at the end of the dig and it shows a terminal we dug.  The terminal shows the different layers of soil until we got to the layer we were searching for. Basically it was the bottom layer of the feature we were digging which was a ditch of a henge.  

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The next picture shows the final view of the pit we dug.  The rocks were the surface/top layer of the ditch of the henge.  The smooth stones presumable came from the river and the larger rocks came from a quarry not too far away.  Those people in the background are doing the tedious job of planning the rocks and features of the site on a planning board which had a scale of 1:20. 

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The next picture shows the giant monolith stone that we uncovered because of its size we were not able to do really anything with it because we were not expecting to find it.  We presume that it was either a standing stone or a capstone because of its size and shape.  We were able to take soil samples from around the stone but nothing else was really done to the stone.  We covered it up and then backfilled it.  The mystery of the stone will have to wait until next year till we can figure it out. 

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The last picture shows the process of digging a ditch through the ditch of the henge.  The ditch of the henge was rather large.  It went down well over six meters and was almost three meters across.  It was so deep hard hats were required incase of a cave in.  The ditch allows us to see the different layers of the soil and the cut of the feature.

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