Quote: Tim White on stumbling fieldworkers

Tim White, from an essay in 2000:

In the armchair, do not assume that fieldworkers “stumble” over fossils or are rendered stupid by getting dirty and absorbing lots of ultraviolet light. Sometimes they can even correctly interpret what they find.

Reference

White TD. 2000. A view on the science: Physical anthropology at the millennium. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 113:287–292. doi:10.1002/1096-8644(200011)113:3<287::AID-AJPA1>3.0.CO;2-8