Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend and was able to spend it eating and relaxing, like I did. I probably didn’t need to eat as much as I did this weekend, but family get-togethers often involve really good food that you can’t help but eat, and then eat some more. Good thing spring has … Read More Happy Easter
A must see (and must buy?)… The “Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308” looks like the most useful thing you could carry in your dig kit nowadays. Awesome for digging holes and trenches, cutting down trees, you name it… AND it folds. The tool looks amazing, and the video is indescribable. I’m not sure if it’s because … Read More Multifunctional folding spade?!
When people think of archaeology photos, they likely think of some of the Ancient Wonders of the World – beautiful structures, romantic ruins, lush landscapes… But in Alberta, most of my photos are fields of pasture. If I’m lucky, there’ll be some rocks in the photo. These rocks are often quite significant, and can sometimes … Read More Photo Fun
The Alberta Damage Prevention Council proclaims April as Safe Digging Month! Who knew? This really refers to not hitting buried facilities, but we are gonna roll with this… Archaeology is not a dangerous practice at all. Our greatest risks include driving and getting dust in our eyes, perhaps wildlife (ooh, scary cows). Alright, and back … Read More Safe Digging Month! (a.k.a. Buy a New Trowel)
Archaeology is not a glamorous gig. It’s definitely cool, but it’s also got its ups and downs. If you are studying archaeology and love it, good for you! But here is your reality check. When I was a working archaeologist in England, I got paid just over £6 an hour, which afforded me a room … Read More So you want to be an archaeologist?
Question: How long do you have to live in Calgary to get used to the crazy weather? I spent my childhood here, and have lived here for the past five years. When the sun shines and the snow starts melting, I think spring has arrived… but that isn’t always the case! Perhaps it’s just wishful … Read More Spring has sprung… or has it?