Humans become obsessed with all sorts of things. Some get addicted to books, movies, TV series and celebrities. At the same time we become obsessed with poisonous substances like alcohol, drugs and tobacco. There are people with weird kinks like getting addicted to self-mutilation, eating tissues, tattooing, preserving one’s urine and making as many Guinness world records as possible. There are also people who like to dig and who have to dig, due to their occupation.
Archaeologist’s Treasure Trove in the Desert
Think of all the archaeologists in Egypt searching for ancient treasure. Tutankhamun’s tomb with its many treasures, is a famous archaeological founding. What did the Tin Tin comic teach us with the episode about the professor, supposedly getting cursed by an ancient tomb? The Relic Hunter TV series is about searching for treasure. The movie and the games about Tomb Raider, allow you to have fun while hunting for ancient relics and artifacts in a virtual world.
Archaeologists and historians are obsessed with history and past civilizations. They want to discover how our ancestors lived. The writing systems used by our predecessors, their irrigation and agricultural systems, educational institutes and administrative processes, all fascinate the archaeologist. By understanding the past, we understand how the world works. The repetition of human actions, including various human blunders and miracles, can be clearly seen through looking into history. Peace and war happens continuously, causing civilizations to rise and fall.
Black Gold – a Great Source of Energy
Today oil and crude oil are used for so many purposes. People dig up areas in oil rich lands and earn profits by selling the oil barrels. Most cars and motor vehicles are run by petrol and diesel. You use oil to make compounds to be used in science, technology and the beauty care industry. Although oil prices have been going down recently, it is still a crucial energy resource. Without oil that still doesn’t have a proper substitute, most world operations will shut down. How can commercial flights run without airplane oil?
Other Kinds of Diggers
Mineralogists are obsessed with rocks and minerals. They will dig up mineral rich grounds, analyze that soil and dirt, and come up with ways to use that minerals to enrich human lives. The soil in the planet Mars was carefully analyzed to see whether water was there on Mars, and whether life was possible on Mars. Hydro excavation is a smart way of extracting buried pipe lines, gas lines, cables, path ways, artifacts, building and roads, because it is an efficient, safe and non-destructive method of digging thing up.
In such a manner you can be an Indiana Jones searching for your own rocks, minerals, artifacts, treasure, pipe lines and oil.