Location: Arkansas         Length: 6 min

Life as a cultural resource management (CRM) field archaeologist might not be what you expect. In this sequel to our first video spinoff of the Shovel Bum zine, T-Bone tells about a freeway project near Texarkana, Arkansas. Irate landowners, scenic delights, large snakes, night-screaming roommates, and backbiting co-workers all help to portray the "shovel bum lifestyle." In this episode by the University of New Mexico's Troy Lovata, T-Bone (using Trent's real voice) and Betsy finally get fed up with the scene in Arkansas and head west to greener pastures.

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Produced by Troy Lovata and Trent de Boer

Copyright 2006 by Dutch Circus

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