Blogging Archaeology eBook

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 […]

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 […]



Why I Started Blogging about Cultural Resource Management

Tweet One morning, I woke up to an email from the Doug’s Archaeology RSS feed. As I brushed my teeth in my dark bathroom, I read his post about the Blogging Carnival he’s spearheading in anticipation of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) session “Blogging Archaeology, Again.” (FYI: I’m going […]

The #storyMOOC is a Good Example for Archaeologists

Tweet This week, I finally started a massive open online class (MOOC) called “The Future of Storytelling” on iversity. So far, the course has exceeded my expectations. Engaging content. Great videos and illustrations. Good recommended readings and projects. It is well produced and much better than the online courses I […]



Resume-Writing via Slideshare

Tweet This week I finished addressing the comments from my editor on my newest eBook, Résumé-Writing for Archaeologists. It’s an upgraded version of Résumé-Writing for Scientists that focuses entirely on the job search issues faced by archaeologists, historic preservationists, and heritage conservation specialists. I never thought I’d be saying this, […]

Personal Research: Keeping CRMers Sane Since 1966

Tweet The explosion of cultural resource management, heritage conservation, and historic preservation since the 1960s has resulted in a deluge of information on human pasts. Much of this information lies in the various technical reports written by companies around the world. This “grey literature” represents a database much larger than […]



CRM Report Writing Tips

Tweet Here’s a excerpt from my upcoming book on Small Archaeology Project Management. Technical report writing for cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation is rarely taught in school. Oftentimes, we are left to fend for ourselves and have to write technical reports without any supervision or suggestions. Here […]

Why I wrote a book on small archaeology project management 2

Tweet “Things don’t just work out right. We have to make things work out right.” Nido Qubien I got my first job in archaeology in 2004. I was a crew chief working for the Idaho Transportation Department on a project in Lewis County, near Lenore, Idaho. Because I was a […]