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 Dirt Crossover Episode!

Cohosts of The Dirt Podcast, Anna and Amber join Women in Archaeology hosts Chelsi, Kirsten, and Emily, to discuss the creepy and creature-y field and lab stories! From bugs, parasites, large herbivores to omnivores and beyond, take a listen to the fun, dreadful, and heeby-jeebies we've had over the years. Plus, camel facts! Take a... 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 →

#DiggingWhileDepressed, Mental Health, and Archaeology, with Alex Fitzpatrick

Today we're talking with Alex Fitzpatrick about her presentation, Digging While Depressed: A call for Mental Health Awareness in Archaeology. We also delve into mental health in the field, and discuss how we can support each other. Show Notes https://twitter.com/ArchaeologyFitz/status/1169603547392032768 The Mighty: https://themighty.com/ Doug's Archaeology: https://dougsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/mental-health-in-archaeology/ The four and a half-inch pointing trowel ... and... 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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