"Archaeology is a science, people forget that," said Erin Goslin with the BLM Vernal Field Office in Utah. "That whole STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) that's becoming more popular... Archaeology is like the gateway drug. Most kids get into Indians, Egypt, dinosaurs at some point. That's the initiation and tumbles them down a path."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.