The PERIOD Episode – Repost

This episode originally aired on December 10, 2017 - Enjoy! On this episode we discuss PERIODS! A lot of us have them, they can be really inconvenient, and dealing with them in the field is often less straightforward than normal. We discuss pros and cons of the various products on the market, how to deal... Continue Reading →

The Archaeology Tools Guide

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 →

Repost – Maintaining Long Distance Relationships

This episode originally aired on April 2, 2017. On this episode hosts Dr. Chelsi Slotten, Emily Long, and Kirsten Lopez discuss some of the difficulties in making friends with different crews during a field season and maintaining those relationships when you all go home. They also talk about the difficulties of maintaining relationships with close... Continue Reading →

Ethics Cases and the Real World

I think every student should have a good grasp of cultural resource management (CRM) legislation, from the Antiquities Act of 1906 to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA).  It’s important to know how and why we practice archaeology in the United States, to show the effort necessary to protect the... Continue Reading →

To Be or Not to Be An Archaeologist

Consider the following: "You know you're an archeologist... when with a BA in Anthropology, field school, and post grad work as a field tech, you have never labeled yourself as an archeologist because in the purest form, you haven't earned that title. Then you cringe when the non-degree holding, no field school, no anthro studies,... Continue Reading →

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