In today's episode, we talk to Jessica and Jasmine of Community Connections, LLC, a non-profit archaeological and educational organization in Colorado. Both with previous careers in Cultural Resource Management, Jessica and Jasmine wanted to bring together the "resource" and the people that give archaeology its importance and meaning. Approaching this in various ways, they hope to create a more excited, involved, and informed public in their local area. Chelsi and Kirsten discuss their work, their vision, and the experiences they've had along the way.
Finding a job in archaeology can feel a little bit daunting at times. Where do you look? What kind of job do you want? Who is hiring? These are all questions that we ask ourselves when looking for jobs. While you can always check out sites like LinkedIn, Monster, or Indeed, there are better, industry... Continue Reading →
By Chelsi Slotten Archaeologists use a lot of different tools when excavating. These will differ depending on the geographical area you are working in, the site conditions, and the type of archaeology you are doing. For example, a lot of bioarchaeologists (aka archaeologists who study bones) have dental picks in their toolkit, which other archaeologists... Continue Reading →
In this episode, hosts Emily Long and Dr. Chelsi Slotten are joined by Dr. Laura Heath-Stout to discuss her research on the ongoing issues of classism, disability, diversity, and ableism in archaeology. We dive into how these issues continue to challenge Cultural Resource Management and Cultural Heritage Management fieldwork and academia. Lastly, we take a... Continue Reading →
By Chelsi Slotten As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, UK archaeology has a problem. Departments at Sheffield, and Chester are under threat of closing and the government wants less “red tape” around construction projects. This is code for removing archaeology requirements before digging. These are alarming trends. Furthermore, major projects are... Continue Reading →
Today we speak with Jamaican Archaeologist, Dorothy Griffiths about her work in her home country of Jamaica. Dorothy also discusses her experiences as an archaeologist of African descent in British universities. Now located in Brooklyn, New York, Dorothy continues her work in public education. Unfortunately due to technical issues, the second segment was not included.... Continue Reading →