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Remedying the Plight of the Archaeological Technician

Tweet I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the Facebook Group “North American Archaeological Tech Forum”. Conversations on there are lively and cover a lot of relevant topics that matter to cultural resource management archaeologists across the country. One particular conversation regarding professionalism has sent some shockwaves through the group, […]

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How to leverage LinkedIn for archaeologists

Personal Branding for Archaeologists, Part II: LinkedIn 2

Tweet (This is the second post in a multi-part series on personal branding for archaeologist. In case you missed it, check out Part I to see why it’s important to control your online professional persona) Part II: LinkedIn I hear this a lot whenever I talk with other archaeologists about […]


Announcing the book Blogging Archaeology

Tweet As I mentioned before, blogging is an excellent way to get a book published. Writing archaeology conference papers is also a great way start towards turning a white paper into a polished article or book chapter. But, what would happen if you combined the two? What would happen if […]

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Financial independence is the key to ending the poverty mentality in archaeology

NSF Archaeology grant success and the University of Arizona

Tweet Last week, Doug Rocks-MacQueen posted an article on his blog Doug’s Archaeology titled “Top Organizations Receiving NSF Archaeology Funds.” I was surprised to see my current grad school at the top of the list by a long shot. The University of Arizona dominated the list of National Science Foundation […]


Don’t show your desperation while looking for an archaeology job

Tweet Imagine this scenario. You’re a lady grabbing some drinks at the local bar after a long day of work at your new employer— Down n’ Dirty Cultural Resource Management Archaeology. Everything is copacetic until you catch the gaze of a young guy at the end of the bar. He […]

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Training the next generation in cultural resource management archaeology 2

Tweet I think it’s promising that the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is strongly considering how to train the next generation. The recent conference in Quebec City had multiple events dedicated to discussing how universities can better meet the needs of the cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation […]


Succinct Research 2013 Review and 2014 Prospectus

Tweet Last month, Doug Rocks-MacQueen asked the archaeology blogospere why we all decided to start blogs. In case you didn’t’ read my response, I started this blog as a way to help other archaeologists find and keep jobs in cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation. I felt like […]

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Should we be punishing the folks that do #freearchaeology?

Tweet I vacillate between anger and sadness for the people that do compliance heritage conservation or cultural resource management work for free. I understand we all need a way to break into the market. We all want to find jobs doing archaeology or architectural history or ethnography. I also recognize […]


Are the Secretary of the Interior’s Archaeology Standards good enough?

Tweet Coming off of two weeks of intense debate about archaeological standards and accountability on the Archaeology Careerist’s Network, I felt like addressing the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards. I have talked to many folks that feel like these standards are not enough. Most graduate students and recent […]

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How do we enforce accountability in cultural resource management

Tweet This post comes hot on the heels of a fiery debate on the Archaeology Careerist’s Network LinkedIn group about #freearchaeology (If you haven’t signed up for the LI group, you really should. And, I’m not just saying that because I’m the group’s manager. There have been some lively topics […]