Category Archives: Archaeology

Pop Culture Archaeology: Suicide Squad

This past weekend I found myself on the world’s longest flight – 15 hours and 10 minutes from New York to Taipei. It’s a staggering amount of time to sit in one place, and for me it was part of a longer 32 … Continue reading

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Archaeological fieldwork in Romania

In mid-October I had one of those hellish trans-Atlantic journeys that are the stuff of nightmares. I left for the Pittsburgh airport at 230 am, flew to Chicago, spent 9 hours in O’Hare, flew to Dublin, booked it through the … Continue reading

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Dirt & Words: A Video Journal of Public Scholarship of the Past

I’m taking a minute this week to plug a neat campaign that one of my friends is putting together. Archaeologist Dr. Emily Holt, currently at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, is crowdfunding a peer-reviewed video journal called Dirt & … Continue reading

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SAAs – Orlando 2016

Yesterday morning I got up early and blearily watched sheets of pouring rain turn into pellets of hail, steeling myself to make the ten-minute trudge to the bus stop. Burdened with heavy bags and swathed in a flattering Ikea rain poncho, … Continue reading

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The Grand Challenges for Archaeology: A Blogging Carnival

A few years ago I participated in a Blogging Archaeology Carnival organized by Doug Rocks-Macqueen, a man whose surname manages to combine aspects of both lithic analysis and 1970s British rock. The carnival tasked participants with answering one question per month, beginning in November … Continue reading

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Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Archaeologists

This time of year the internet abounds with practical suggestions for gifts, no matter what your hobbies. Ailurophile? How about some Taylor Swift cat sneakers? Kitchen novice? What about a bagel-slicer? Wealthy scion of Hollywood elite? You’re clearly in the … Continue reading

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Responses Needed for Public Archaeology and Blogging Survey!

I recently received an email from Fleur Schinning, an archaeology enthusiast pursuing a Master’s in Heritage Management at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She’s writing her thesis on the use of blogs and social media and how they contribute to the accessibility of … Continue reading

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