Category Archives: Equipment

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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Pack your bags: equipment you’ll need for bioarchaeology data collection

This past Friday I finished my preliminary season of dissertation data collection here in Jaén. After staggering, zombie-like, out of the museum, devouring a bocadillo that was approximately the size of my head and staring blankly at the wall for a few … Continue reading

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If you got a fragment, yo I’ll sort it

Apologies to Vanilla Ice. There are around 206 bones in the adult human body. However, one of the joys* of working with prehistoric human remains is that taphonomy, mortuary practices and several thousand years worth of soil pressure all unite … Continue reading

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