Category Archives: Data Collection

Survey on Publishing Decisions in Archaeology

After spending about a month back in the US I have finally returned to Cambridge. I’m hoping to spend the next two months (a) writing; (b) experiencing the extended daylight and gentle sunshine of an early English summer, and (c) … Continue reading

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A Day of Archaeology on the MARBAL 2017 Project

Disclaimer: This post is a time-stamped “day in the life” of MARBAL co-director Jess Beck, and is brought to you by approximately 17 cups of coffee. It was written as part of the “Day of Archaeology” project on July 28, … Continue reading

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How to Analyze a Prehistoric Commingled Burial

Originally posted on MARBAL:
Most of the human skeletal remains that Emilie and I have been analyzing for the past two weeks are either primary burials, or secondary burials of bits of a single individual. Two humeri, two radii, two…

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Osteology Art: Alba Iulia

Hello from Alba Iulia, Romania! After a mere 42 hours of travel, I arrived back in Transylvania on Thursday, July 13, to continue working on the collaborative project I began back in October. After arriving, and fortifying myself with my … Continue reading

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Minding the gaps: A methodological approach to inter-individual variability in skeletal completion

Four and a half years ago, in summer 2011, I took the Kampsville Bioarchaeology and Human Osteology lab course through ASU. The class is an intensive osteological bootcamp, and though I’d previously taken an introductory osteology course at Michigan, the immersive … Continue reading

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Dental data collection spreadsheets

I’ve just started analyzing some of my dissertation data, an arduous process that entails correcting spreadsheet errors, deleting extraneous columns, and reconfiguring the results of pivot tables. Which is not to say my data were poorly organized – overall I’m … Continue reading

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How to set up a spreadsheet like a boss

When I was applying to graduate school, I wish that someone had told me that it helps to either: (a) have an extensive command of the intricacies of office software, or (b) have a close friend who is an office … Continue reading

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