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)
Click here for the centrefold spread! If you aren’t aware of the SVG Public Archaeology Program, check it out now at www.svgdigs.com. It was our chance to rescue and record some signfiicant (and very cool) archaeology on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent earlier this year. This centrefold piece (by the International Airport Development Company) … Read More We always wanted to be in a centrefold
I just found this on diggingthedirt, an often hilarious blog about archaeology by archaeologists (keep up the good work). Even if you aren’t an archaeologist, you need to watch this video. Actually, if you’re not an archaeologist, tell me if it’s actually funny, because I could put it on repeat. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiovfNET2Hc&w=500&h=305]
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?
As an archaeologist, I am constantly flooded with reminders of the past, some of which I purposely seek. Some of them are accidental, perhaps coincidental. These ones are from modern media, which, I have come to realize, may be the only way that people can understand and appreciate the lessons from the past. I don’t … Read More Why the past is important to the present – Part 2