Monthly Archives: March 2016


6 Reasons why CRM companies shouldn’t hire archaeological field techs with graduate degrees 8

Tweet Last week, I talked about how degree inflation is making it harder for young archaeologists to land entry-level archaeological field technician jobs without having a graduate degree. There is a lot of incentive for cultural resource management companies to hire field techs who have more than a Bachelor’s degree: […]

Is a graduate degree worth more than experience in cultural resource management archaeology?

Should archaeological field techs need a graduate degree?

Twentysomethings: CRM Companies Want Archaeological Technicians to Have a Graduate Degree 1

Tweet I didn’t want to believe it but maybe Doug Rocks-MacQueen is right; maybe your degree is worth less, and less as each year passes by. The other day I saw a job posting for a temporary archaeological field technician position that stated in the educational requirements section “minimum BA, […]


Learn how to conduct your archaeology job search like a lion

Let biology guide your archaeology job search strategy

Tweet Living organisms have evolved two basic reproduction strategies. Interestingly, these reproductive strategies closely resemble the way people look for a job: r-selection strategy—Produce a large number of offspring, understanding they have a low probability of surviving to adulthood. The goal is to reproduce quickly. Useful in unpredictable or unstable […]


When business people think they can teach cultural resource management

Tweet A friend of mine recently asked if I could help him hire an employee to help with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. He was interested in someone with technical writing experience but understood the intricacies of both biological and cultural resource assessments. Throughout the conversation, he insisted that […]

Can the business community teach us how to do cultural resource management archaeology?