Become an Expert in Less Than an Hour | Savage... →
Over at Savage Minds (well… their backup blog), Kerim has posted a guide in how to ramp up on a particular topic in an hour. I don’t know about the hour timeframe, but one of the key skills of CRM archaeology is bringing yourself up to speed on a particular topic very quickly. Over a weekend, perhaps. Also, this won’t actually make you an expert, but you’ll be well...
Brain Stew: Question for tumblr CRM archaeologists →
jangojips: Has anyone been hired by a company outside the state they live in or outside the geographical region they live in? How did that work? Did your company provide you with room and board? Did you fly back and forth on your own dime in between projects? What happens, exactly? Job prospects in my area… I did this a couple of times. Once, on a pipeline survey, the company provided...
The Economics of Archaeology Part 3: Why Wages are... →
digthisfeature: Worth a read.
It’s not a telegram, not a phone call: it’s folks getting together...– Dennis Grzezinski, on government to government consultation.
CRM Archaeology Question
jangojips: If I made myself a little logo with a trowel for my resumes, would that make me seem more attractive as a potential employee? Any thoughts? (serious ones) I’m trying to get my foot in the door this field season. I work very carefully on my resumes, and the printed data contained within them is most important to me. Superficially, though, would a small, simple logo catch the eye or is...
It is in fact the discovery and creation of problems rather than any superior...– The surprising secrets of selling your ideas (via explore-blog)
A recent public opinion poll on Aboriginal issues revealed some disturbing, but...– the white paper and The Idle No More movement | dale turner (via aboriginalpressnews)
billionsofminds asked: Are clovis points fluted on both sides?
Archaeology, Open Access, and the Passing of Aaron... →
How to do almost anything with your anthropology... →
digthisfeature: This is what I keep saying to a certain someone. It’s all about knowing how to market yourself to potential employers.
Publishing Archaeology: How do archaeologists make... →
CRM reports are more descriptive than argumentative, but this blog post gives me plenty to think about with regards to the research questions we use.
Repetitive Strain Injury in Archaeology →
digthisfeature: The carpal tunnel in my right wrist is back (woohoo!) so I’m currently googling “wrist injuries archaeology” to see what suggestions are out there before I go to a doctor. The drawings in this article suck, but it’s more to start a discussion. Thoughts? I had terrible carpal tunnel issues when I was digging STUs in Georgia. After that job, I was digging STUs in Wisconsin and...
"The Future is Locked within the Past" →
digthisfeature: This is why we need archaeology; it searches between the lines of history. It discovers people that posterity deemed not worthy of a voice. Sifting through the rubbish of time is as important as arguing about current issues, as they are inexorably linked. Because the true essence of archaeology and all archaeology is really about is the joy of discovery. The scratched and...
The 10 Worst College Majors - Forbes →
pairofblackpanties: I want to start building up my archaeology field kit over the next few months. I’m hopefully going to start doing field work soon. Can anyone studying archaeology or working in the field help me out by telling what are the essentials and anything you’ve stumbled upon through experience? :) My typical kit usually includes: Metric tape measures (5m and 8m) Line levels (some...
tumblrites: surprise me!
megushie: Just curious: any archaeologists out there who want to help a girl out with deciding her major? I have an appointment with an academic adviser, but I’d like to be able to talk to someone who’s actually in the field. I’ll bite. What do you want to know?
I love Archaeology!
dustinalex91: Said no one ever. I’ve said it before, sometimes several times in the span of a few minutes.
Archaeopalaeo-What-Now? A handy guide to what an... →
It takes very special qualities to devote one’s life to problems with no...– Paul Bahn via Kris Hirst’s The Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations. (via fpannortheast)
Reality Poetry: How to Read in Public →
leighstein: This is in response to Molly Templeton’s call for How-To articles by women. Today is Monday, July 30, 2012, and so far this year I have done 37 public readings, in 14 cities around the country. I have read with poets and novelists, journalists and editors, students and retirees. I have read…
Public Archaeology in a CRM Setting
I feel like I’ve yammered on about this a lot, but couldn’t find a post. Even if this topic is a repeat, it bears repeating. Here’s the rant. State laws aside, the primary driver for CRM work is the National Historic Preservation Act. In this act, the ultimate responsibility for CRM compliance isn’t with the CRM firm. It isn’t with the permit holder who hires the CRM...