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Archaeology Hack #8: Higher education tips for cultural resource management archaeologists 2

Tweet (This is part of a new and ongoing series called Thor’s Day Cultural Resource Management Archaeology Hacks. Quick as lightning, these tips are designed to help you make the impact of Mjölnir on your next project.) Today’s hack isn’t as lightning quick as I thought it would be, but […]


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, […]

Should archaeological field techs need a graduate degree?

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

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 […]


Archaeological field school needs to be about more than just digging

What do you think should be included in an archaeological field school? 4

Tweet Yesterday, I received good news. The property owner of the Erma Hayman House in Boise, Idaho has given permission to conduct an archaeology project on this property. This will be the next step in my dissertation work on The River Street Digital History Project, but it is also an […]


What does student loan bubble mean for archaeology?

Tweet Small liberal arts colleges are starting to lose the battle against the “educational-industrial complex.” This month, two colleges in the eastern United States—Sweet Briar College and Tennessee Temple University—announced they will close their doors this year (2015). Insurmountable financial challenges and declining enrollment were cited as the reason for […]

What does the student loan bubble mean for cultural resource management archaeology?

Ever wonder why volunteer or graduate school is considered experience for cultural resource management archaeology?

Is education and #freearchaeology really a substitute for actual archaeology experience?

Tweet We’ve all seen the following clauses in a job description: — A combination of education and experience which includes College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. — The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which […]