Pure Fiction But We Wish It Was Real: Xenoarchaeology

When you imagine interactions with alien cultures have  you figured out what kind of job you’d have?

What about archaeology?

It may not be an extremely popular field on Earth but imagine having the skills to study extraterrestrial cultures from their remains and abandoned homes.

This is what happened with Garv Debble and his protege Milanda Vorgan are human xenoarchaelogist who insisted that artifacts taken by the Galactic Empire be returned to their original peoples and planets. How very Indiana Jones of them.

Since there is a lack of material for the discipline to study Xenoarchaeology is not currently practiced.

This got me to thinking. Maybe your job doesn’t seem so exciting. But in a world of aliens and fantasy it could be awesome. I imagined myself as an interpreter/translator of alien languages. I’d be indispensible on the bridge of any ship.

What about you? How cool would your job be on another planet or two? Think your job would be boring no matter what?

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T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.


  1. Would love to be an Xenoarchaeology, even if I’m not a scientist! I’m a trainer of trainer, so… yep, could be ok too 😉
    X = X & +

  2. i would love to be Xenoarchaeology, if i get to explore the culture & remains of the engineers from the Alien Franchise.

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