Tag Archives: archaeology

What I’m Doing With My Summer (Part I)

What’s that you say? Have I been absent from the blog for the past several weeks due to exciting journeys to exotic locales, traversing the desolate morains of Iceland, scaling the heights of Peruvian peaks, and exploring the stark desert beauty of … Continue reading

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SAA 2015: Reconstructing Iberian Copper Age Mortuary Practices

During my recent trip to San Francisco for the Society for American Archaeology meetings, I was co-author on a poster detailing new research on the Bioarchaeology of Looting. While I devoted the remainder of my trip to sampling as much regional cuisine as possible … Continue reading

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How do archaeologists find sites?

A few years ago I was a graduate student instructor for an introductory biological anthropology class. At the end of an exam review session, I asked my students if they had any questions about the course material. At this point one of … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2014

2014 was a big year for me, both professionally and personally. I applied for grants, finished my dissertation data collection, attended two conferences, had an article published, and spent seven and a half months living outside of the U.S. while … Continue reading

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Osteology Cakes

I’m currently living in a part of the world where the sun rises at 9:00 am, and sets at 5:00 pm. Given that I’m at approximately 51˚N, this is not cause for apocalyptic alarm but instead reflects the brevity of winter … Continue reading

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Blogging Archaeology: January

The January 2014 #blogarch question asks bloggers to describe their best and worst posts. This can be either a quantitative or qualitative judgement. Because I’m a pessimist (read: a graduate student with a realistic understanding of  job market prospects for … Continue reading

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The Grand Challenge of Archaeology: Getting young people to respond to a survey, apparently

While trawling the internet recently, I was directed to a post on SEAC underground, a southeastern archaeology blog jointly authored by a number of graduate students and junior faculty. One of its authors was perplexed by the results of a … Continue reading

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Blogging Archaeology: December

This month’s blogarch theme is the good, the bad and the ugly of blogging. I have a spectacularly short attention span since I’m saturated with holiday sugar, so I’m going to break the topic down as simply as possible. In … Continue reading

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Blogging Archaeology: November

A few days ago I got an email asking me to participate in the Society for American Archaeology Blogging Carnival. There’s a session called “Blogging Archaeology” at this year’s conference in Austin, and a number of archaeological blogs have been … Continue reading

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