I founded ArchaeoLink because I believe the communities in which archaeologists dig or heritage researchers work, can obtain more benefits, educationally, societally and economically than is currently the norm. My specific experience enables me to work with researchers and local communities to build successful partnerships. I have lived in several countries, travelled extensively and also speak French and Italian fluently. I have been involved in education and tourism throughout my career. I developed my skills of building cultural tourism while teaching English in Bahrain and interacting with archaeologists excavating the ancient Dilmun sites. Using knowledge gained, and with the support of the Government of Bahrain, I set up Bahrain Explored, the first inbound tour operation in the country, showing people traditional Arabic culture and Bahrain's 5000 years of history. I pursued my interests in social and economic development when living in the Caribbean. I became involved in social issues helping young people at risk, resumed teaching and administrated a small school. Later, in France, I taught computer skills to both children and adults. I read Archaeology at the University of Cambridge as a mature student, leading me to establish ArchaeoLink.
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Personal website: https://cambridge.academia.edu/PatriciaDuff
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