cultural resource jobs


The shocking truth about a career in cultural resource management archaeology 4

Tweet “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi It’s no secret most cultural resource management archaeologists give up. CRM is a hard field in which to build a career. Recently, I came across this post written in 2000 on the United Archaeological Field […]

You only have to get up one more time than you get kicked down in order to succeed

Fill existing needs within cultural resource management companies in order to get hired

How to identify open career niches in the cultural resource management industry

Tweet Cultural resource management companies don’t need archaeologists. They don’t. Think about it. Is archaeology the ONLY thing CRM archaeologists do for their companies? Do companies need employees that ONLY do archaeology? The answer is no. CRM archaeologists do a wide variety of different activities and tasks for their employers. […]


What March Madness taught me about the archaeology job market 2

Tweet In the beginning, there are 64 teams. The NCAA selection committee ranks each team and creates four groups loosely based on regions of the country. Then, they play each other until only one remains. The NCAA mens basketball tournament, March Madness, begins with a spectacular flurry. Half of the […]

What can March Madness teach you about finding a job in archaeology?

How does hiring Native Americans help archaeological monitoring

Native Americans, Archaeological Monitoring, and CRMers

Tweet Archaeological Monitoring (v.)­ (1) watching and waiting for a mechanical excavator to reveal an archaeological deposit; (2) a great way for archaeologists to find sites and Native people to reclaim their heritage before development destroys all traces; (3) something construction companies and developers (should) know about but always seem […]


Why is it a big deal when universities discuss whiteness?

Tweet Last week, Fox News helped my dissertation research immensely. I learned about five books that I definitely need to read based on their coverage of a course at Arizona State University titled “U.S. Race Theory and the Problem of Whiteness.” The course is taught by Professor Lee Bebout who […]

Discussions of whiteness in colleges are important to eliminating structural racism

Learn how Succinct Research will help cultural resource management professionals in 2015

Succinct Research 2014 Review and 2015 Prospectus

Tweet “If you bite off more than you can chew, just keep chewing.” Last year (2014), was a difficult one for me and Succinct Research. Time was hard to come by because I was still working on my PhD classes and trying to get the River Street Digital History Project […]


The Big Western CRM Archaeology Layoff 2

Tweet Feast or Famine is a frequently acknowledged part of being a CRM archaeologist. Because many of our companies are so poorly managed, they live and die by close-ended, temporary cultural resources contracts. The company goes into the toilet if the management is unable to land contracts. When the project […]

Can heritage conservation help end layoffs in CRM archaeology?

Not every archaeologist has a poverty mentality

Not every archaeologist has a poverty mentality

Tweet Recently, I published a blog post that tackled the issue of what I called the poverty mentality in archaeology. Most of the people that read that piece had no problem with it. Some of the readers, however, did not agree with my perspective and were not impressed by my […]


Characterizing the Archaeosexual 12

Tweet This week, the blogosphere has been abuzz with talk of this new form of fashionisto­ the lumbersexual or metrojack. First highlighted in a recent GearJunkie article, the lumbersexual has been defined as an urbane male that wears the traditional costume of a lumberjack. Characteristics include flannel shirts, expensive work […]

Here is what an archaeosexual male looks like

When it comes to historic preservation writing in Tucson, play it safe

How I got my first D in graduate school 2

Tweet This weekend, the unthinkable happened. I got a 60% on an assignment in one of my historic preservation graduate seminars. I haven’t done this poorly on an assignment since 9th grade geometry. How the hell did this happen?