historic preservation employment


What happens when a cultural resource management company becomes a community asset?

Tweet Fifty years ago, United States legislators signed a law that intended to use historic preservation to make the world better for future generations. This decision did not come out of thin air. It came from local communities across the country. Preservation advocates had been pushing communities to save cultural […]

What happens when cultural resource management professionals are local antiheroes?

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 […]


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 […]

Not every archaeologist has a poverty mentality

Here is what an archaeosexual male looks like

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 […]


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?

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

Historic preservation begins at the local level

Historic Preservation Starts with Community

Tweet This last weekend, my family and I volunteered at another public archaeology event spearheaded by a prominent Arizona historical society. It was the final field session of the project I discussed in my post that discussed how to involve minorities in archaeology by introducing them to the science at […]


How can I help you further your career in cultural resource management archaeology

Tweet For over two years, I have been writing articles on the Succinct Research Blog and other online publications. This work has come from my sincere desire to help all up-and-coming archaeologists further their careers in cultural resource management archaeology and historic preservation. My blog post topics come from discussions […]

Does archaeology fit within your personal ethos?

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The importance of lists to archaeology project success

Tweet A couple weeks ago, I almost missed a grant submission deadline. I’d been working from about 7AM until long past Midnight trying to get the River Street Digital History Project website completed on schedule. This left little time to stay on track with grantwriting projects. So, after finishing the […]


How to REALLY get minorities involved in archaeology 2

Tweet This summer, I wrote a post called “How to get more minorities involved in archaeology” where I said the best way to increase diversity in archaeology was to hire them to participate in the fieldwork. I posited that showing non-white people that they could actually do archaeology as a […]

Getting minority children involved in archaeology at a young age will help increase diversity

I am honored to review The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Adventure is for Archaeologists 1

Tweet For those that know me personally, my life has been falling apart for the last few weeks. If I didn’t know I lived a charmed life, I’d think my life sucked. But, I know all obstacles are challenges and I haven’t been dealt a hand that I can’t win […]