If I wasn't doing art for a living, I'd love to dig up some old things. I'd probably choose to take the Indiana Jones route, finding lost relics and studying ancient culture. I suppose one step down from being an genius-adventurer anthropologist would be being some kind of field researcher dealing with some other kind of ancient thing. For my science pattern I picked Fossils!
Every time I head to the beach I look for them. I can often find some small shells or some weird little worm looking things. Oh, science. You're pretty cool.