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
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.
When I started blogging almost a year ago (or so), I didn’t know what to write about. I didn’t think archaeology alone would be interesting enough to draw attention nor did I think my personal interests were interesting to anyone at all. After a while, I found that blogging was a way to organize my … Read More A return to the circle blog
A collection, for lack of a better word, of skeletons were excavated during the 2011 season of The SVG Public Archaeology Program. After identifying “a few bones” on the surface, a second, third, fourth, etc. burial was identified in the course of excavation… and this was during our last week there. This always seems to … Read More New multi-skelly photosynth