We are looking for some A-players to fill positions of BC Field Director and AB Permit Holder (Project Archaeologist). Circle values our archaeologists; we consider each person to be a valuable contributor to our team. We work hard but incentivize and compensate great work accordingly. Please check out the job postings and send a resume … Read More Job Alert!
Do you remember where you were TEN YEARS ago? Well, for Kristin, she was starting a new job in Edmonton, at a place called Altamira Consulting Ltd. She was an Alberta permit-holder with extensive GIS experience, and was offered the opportunity to utilize all these skills… in the forest! For those of you that don’t … Read More 10 years older, 10 years wiser? #happyworkiversary
People often wonder what it is archaeologists actually do… Or maybe they don’t, and they assume we’re out there livin’ it up like Indiana Jones or, my favourite, the Relic Hunter. But it’s not true. For the many of us, there are few amazing finds, and certainly no guns (although I have been asked if … Read More What do archaeologists do exactly?
While I meet quite a few people who have always been interested in archaeology and/or have always wanted to go on a dig, this blog post comes at special request, for someone wishing to tick a box on a bucket list. (Good luck to your mom, Michelle!) The best place to go on a dig, … Read More So you’ve always wanted to go on a dig
Crowdfunding is a growing trend; many websites offer budding artists and entrepreneurs the opportunity to get the general public contribute to their next project. One great success (which I supported) is the Albatross bookmark, which raised over $45,000 with a goal of only $3,000. Amazing! When we attempted to crowdfund for SVG Digs, however, we … Read More Crowdfunding the Stonehenge of the Bronze Age
Respectfully, skulls should never be played with. As archaeologists, our minds are trained to see things as artifacts, but when excavating burials, we try to be as respectful as possible. Playing with skulls digitally though – that ain’t so bad. In fact, it’s very cool! The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has a Mystery … Read More Skull games! Courtesy of the Smithsonian.