Surfacefind is not wholly sure how she became an archaeologist but harbours a suspicion she was tricked into it. She went to university to study physics because she wanted to be an astronaut (specifically like the ones on Star Trek), but seems to have become confused. There was a quantity of confusion at the time, related to her work in a local wine shop (resulting in the loss, among other things, of the 2000/2001 academic year).
Surfacefind is fully equipped with the skill set of an educated 21st century woman (riding, fencing, shooting, knots) and lives a life of squalour and financial insecurity upon the archaeological projects of the Middle East.
Surfacefind hopes for a better future where she can retain some faith that there’s any point to it all, and that one day she will earn enough money in a year to pay income tax.