A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 16, 2021
“An archaeologist is just a grave robber with a degree”

Archaeologists (and some anthropologists) examine graves. “Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree” is a saying that some people say of the profession.

“I have always said that an archaeologist is just a grave robber with a degree” was posted on the newsgroup sci-military.naval on July 26, 1995. “An archeologist is just a grave robber with a degree” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on July 30, 2015. “Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 16, 2015. “An archaeologist is just a grave robber with a degree” was posted on Twitter by Shower Thoughts on June 13, 2016. “Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on November 6, 2018.


Google Groups: sci-military.naval
Battle of Tsushima: Russian and Jap ships?
Iacobus
Jul 26, 1995, 3:00:00 AM
I have always said that an archaeologist is just a grave robber with a degree. smile

Google Groups: alt.native
Cherokee/Seminole
Conway Caine
Feb 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
> >the Cherokee who are in the same linguistic group as the Iroquois.
>
> Try getting a Tsalagi and a Kahnawake Haudenosaunee to agree on this and
> understand even a small protion of each others language. Just cause a grave
> robber with a degree (anthropologist) wrote it in a book doesn’t make it so.

Google Groups: alt.native
Aimfl
Jun 7, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
>rshe...@sisnet.ssku.k12.ca.us wrote:
>Ah Ha! So a few people are apparently panicy that a derned European will turn
>up in the Paleo-Indian wood-pile! (I knew it was a racial purity thing.)

Paleo-Indian? Are you a professional grave robber with a degree? We call those Paleo-Indians our ancestors.

Google Groups: alt.native
Thoughts on Anthropology
AI...@aol.com
Dec 23, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
“Wicakpi” wrote:> >
> Oh yeah, ain’t school wonerful? I took a class once too,> history of
Oregon coast Indians. When the (white)> instructor learned that I
attended Sundance, he was anxious> to go. He asked if he could take a
camera. No, says I. He > asked if he could do this or that. No, says
I. He then got> a real constipated look on his face and said he wasn’t
> going. “Too many rules for me,” he says. Gee, it simply> dumbfounds
me how a man supposedly so supportive of the> Indians in the HISTORY
that he teaches, could be so> disrespectful of LIVING Native culture.
This “gimmee,> gimmee” attitude is so dang pervasive, enit?
> Wic

Because Wic Anthro’s-many of whom are just grave robbers with a degree, aren’t “supportive” in the real sense.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
Calcium loss from legbones to concrete floors????
Crashj
Dec 9, 2002, 9:48:00 AM
(...)
Crashj ‘Archeologist==a grave robber with a degree’ Johnson

Twitter
Jerry Koufeldt
@jerrykoufeldt
an archaeologist is a grave robber with a degree and permits. there’s no meaningful difference other than intent.
1:16 AM · Sep 26, 2013·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/[deleted] July 30, 2015
An archeologist is just a grave robber with a degree .
Just saying

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Sygen August 16, 2015
Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree.

Twitter
Patron Saint of Switchblade Fights
@Robbb_Thomas
Archeologists are just grave robbers with a degree and fancy title.
3:03 PM · Feb 12, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Shower Thoughts
@TheWeirdWorld
An archaeologist is just a grave robber with a degree .
7:07 PM · Jun 13, 2016·Buffer

Twitter
Shower Thoughts
@atshower
Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree in grave robbing.
6:06 PM · Sep 13, 2017·IFTTT

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/DragonSlayer271 November 6, 2018
Archaeologists are just grave robbers with a degree.

Amazon.com
Archeologists are just grave robbers with a degree: Archeology notebook journal Paperback – January 26, 2020
by Notebook Trade Co (Author)

Twitter
Henry (Jade) Daniel Mills
@ZealotWriter
Replying to @ZealotWriter
Random thought 28 - Archeologists are grave robbers with a degree.
8:16 PM · Jan 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Technicallythetruth
Posted by u/KelvinCui February 4, 2021
Archaeologists are basically grave robbers with a degree

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/OriginWaffle April 16, 2021
Archaeologists are grave robber with degrees

Posted by Barry Popik
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